Up Close of The Eiffel Tower


The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the Engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France ,  it is on the Left Bank on the Champ de Mars in the heart of Paris.

It was built between 1887 and 1889 for the Exposition Universelle also known as World’s Fair. The Tower was the Exposition’s main attraction and cost £35 million to build. It took two years, two months and fice days to contruct the tower. That is 180 days less than it took to assemble Paris’s other great monument – Notre Dame.

The Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years. It was eventually beaten in 1931 when work on the Chrysler Building in New York City was completed.

The concept for the Eiffel Tower was designed and fine tuned by Maurice Kochlin. He has Eiffel has previously worked together on the Statue of Liberty.

There are 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower. These are lit in the evening to make it sparkle every night.

There are 72 names engraved on the side of the tower. These are the names of the engineers, scientists, and mathematicians who contributed to its design and construction.

The tower is 324m tall, that includes the antennas at the top. The entire monument weights over 10,000 tonnes – 10,100 tonnes to be precise.

There are 1, 665 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower. It is possibly to climb all the way up, but most people take the elevator.

Repainting the tower uses around 60 tones of paint. This is done every seven years and takes 15 to 18 months to paint the entire structure.

It was the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s largest advertisement from 1925 to 1934. It was used by the car manufacturer Citroen. The company name was placed on the tower using 250,000 light bulbs.

The first floor of Eiffel Tower was converted to an ice skating rink in 2004.

There is an Eiffel Tower Lego set. The model number for the set is 10181 and it contains 3,428 LEGO blocks.

An American woman married the Eiffel Tower. In 2007, as part of a commitment ceremony, an American woman by the name of Erika LaBrie  “married” the Eiffel Tower and changed her name to Erika Eiffel. The relationship was the subject of a lot of global publicity in the news.

 

Pictures were taken by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bagadiong for their first Anniversary Celebration as husband and wife.

 

 


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