Interesting Facts about Eiffel Tower!

Originally the Eiffel Tower was intended for Barcelona, Spain but the project was rejected...
Interesting Facts about Eiffel Tower!
  • The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent.
  • Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower, was also behind the design for the Statue of Liberty’s spine.
  • This the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.98 million people in 2011.
  • Con artist Victor Lustig “sold” the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer.

    Eiffel Inner 1

  • Originally the Eiffel Tower was intended for Barcelona, Spain but the project was rejected.
  • The height varies from 5.9 inches (15cm) due to temperature changes.
  • 1665 steps are needed to climb all the way to the top of Eiffel Tower.
  • A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel “married” the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

    Eiffel Inner 2

  • There are 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.  
  • There are over 30 replicas of Eiffel Tower around the world.
  • The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 Elephants.
  • Gustave Eiffel had an apartment for himself at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • In 1891, London built a structure designed to surpass the Eiffel Tower in height. It was unsteady. Never completed and demolished in 1907.
  • At the time of its construction, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world.
  • 300 workers, 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets were needed to build the Eiffel Tower.
  • In 1967, the Eiffel Tower was temporarily relocated to Canada.
  • The Eiffel Tower is not fully illuminated 24/7. Since 2013, it shuts off the lights at 1 AM to converse power.
  • In 1902, a lighting strike a damaged the upper section of the Eiffel Tower, requiring the reconstruction of its top.
  • If the Eiffel Tower was built today, it would cost about US$31 million.
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