Eiffel Tower in Paris (France) - 300 meter building from steel
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Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France
Date of build
1887 - 1889
- Other building names: Eiffel Tower, Tour Eiffel
- Building type: Observation Tower
- Architectural style: Victorian Expressionist structure
- Material: Iron
- Cost: 1.5 million dollars
Height: 300 meters (985 ft) - structural height
324 meters - total height with antenna
- Area: 1.6 ha
- Architect: Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel
The Eiffel Tower was built on the occasion of a world exhibition organized for the centennial anniversary of the French Revolution. The tower served as the entrance gate to the exhibition grounds.
20 years after the end of the exhibition, the Eiffel Tower was to be dismantled, but for the needs of the metrological and aerodynamic laboratory it was left.
It was named after its builder, the French construction engineer Alexander Gustav Eiffel.
The building consists of more than 18,000 elements connected to each other with over 2.5 million rivets and weighs about 10500 tons.
The tallest tower in the world was built by a team of 250 men at a pace that was considered phenomenal.
There was a restaurant on the first floor, and the Le Figaro newspaper office on the second terrace at 116 meters. The third terrace is accessible by elevators and stairs.
The tower maintained the status of the highest building in the world until 1929, when an office building was erected in New York. Chrysler .
With the time of completion, the tower has been nicknamed "magician of iron".
The tower is repainted every 7 years, 50 tons of dark brown paint is used for this.
Since the building's opening, the tower has been visited by over 167 million people. Every year, the building attracts 3 million people.
The names of 72 French scientists and famous people are placed around the building, 18 names on each side.
Counting from the ground itself is 347 degrees to the first platform, 674 degrees to the second and 1710 degrees to a small platform at the top of the tower.
On a clear and cloudless day it is possible to see from the top of the Eiffel tower the areas located 42 miles each way.
The Eiffel Tower is twice as tall as the Washington Monument and weighs 70,000 tons less.
Address: Avenue Gustave Eiffel. Phone: 01-44-11-23-23.
Official website: http://www.toureiffel.paris
"The triumph of industrial culture, the mastery of the new steel architecture, the symbol of reborn France"