‘The Eiffel Tower’: 20 Unknown And Most Interesting Facts


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: 7 million people every year

Con artist Victor Lustig “sold” the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer.

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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 there to climb all the way to the top of Eiffel Tower.

A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel “married” the Eiffel Tower in 2007.

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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 lightning strike 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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