What are the most interesting facts about Eiffel Tower, Paris, France? Here is the top facts about the Iconic Landmark – Eiffel Tower.
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- Tower was designed by the company of Mr. Gustave Eiffel and he used latticed wrought iron to build the tower change the old engineering and architec view over metal. He proved that metal could be as strong as stone while being lighter.
- Mr. Eiffel also created the internal frame for the Statue of Liberty that was gifted to USA by French.
- Total building cost of the Eiffel Tower was 7,799,401.31 French gold francs in 1889 and it was 1.5 Million US Dollars in 1889. It is equal to 44 Million US Dollars in 2021.
- The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet (324 meters) tall, including the antenna at the top. Without the antenna, it is 984 feet (300 m).
- It was the world’s tallest structure until the Chrysler Building was built in New York in 1930.
- The tower was built to sway slightly in the wind, but the sun affects the tower more. As the sun-facing side of the tower heats up, the top moves as much as 7 inches (18 centimeters) away from the sun.
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- The sun also causes the tower to grow about 6 inches.
- The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,000 tons.
- There are 5 billion lights on the Eiffel Tower. And you can see an increible light show daily basis at every evening.
- The French have a nickname for the tower: La Dame de Fer, “the Iron Lady.”
- The first platform is 190 feet above the ground; the second platform is 376 feet, and the third platform is almost 900 feet up.
- The Eiffel Tower has 108 stories, with 1,710 steps. However, visitors can only climb stairs to the first platform. There are two elevators that moves to the third level.
- One elevator travels a total distance of 64,001 miles (103,000 kilometers) a year.
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