In every country, there is some unique place, building, statue or other structures that are world famous for there uniqueness like the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal (India), Great Pyramid of Giza etc. In this post, we are going to share facts about one more world-famous building. Some Eiffel Tower Facts are below.
Eiffel Tower Facts
The name Eiffel Tower came from the Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the tower. He had a private apartment in the tower.
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel also designed interiors of the Statue of Liberty New York, U.S.A.
Tower took two years to build the Eiffel Tower. It was started in 1887 and completed in 1889.
It is build with wrought iron with the use of 2.5 million rivets. And 60 tonnes of paint is used to paint the whole tower.
Maurice Koechlin great-grandfather actress Kalki Koechlin was the chief engineer for the construction of the Eiffel Tower .
The total weight of the tower is 10,100 tonnes and it is 1063 feet (324 meters) tall.
Eiffel Tower is the second tallest structure in France after the bridge Millau Viaduct.
For 41 years it was the world’s highest man mad structure since 1889.
This is just built for a exposition and not meant for permanent.
In 1909 is was used as huge radio antenna.
There are total 1,665 steps in the Eiffel Tower. And there is a lift also installed in the Tower.
There is total 20,000 light bulbs are installed in the tower that are lit up till 1 am.
Eiffel Tower was sold two times in scrap metal by a con person called as Victor Lustig.
Approx 250 million visitors visited the tower since it was open for visitor.
Most of the Paris citizen have not climbed on the top of the tower.