The Eiffel Tower in Paris was reinforced in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, Standing 300 meters high, and it was the tallest man-made structure of its time. The Eiffel Tower was always massively popular with the public, but not with the artistic upper class at the start. The tower could be seen from anywhere in Paris. There are various facts about this tower is found. Below listed are 10 interesting facts about Eiffel tower.
- Wind resistant
The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s premier tourist attractions. There is no danger of the tower being damaged by wind-induced movement since it is designed to withstand movements easily five times beyond those produced by the highest winds ever recorded.
The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England, opened the tower. Of the 700 proposals submitted in a design competition, Gustavo Eiffel’s was unanimously chosen.
- Alexandre Gustave
He is a French engineer. He has designed the Eiffel Tower and the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty. Eiffel was cleared of all wrongdoing by a French appeals court in 1893. Nonetheless, he withdrew from commercial life and spent the rest of his years studying aerodynamics.
- People climb
The Eiffel Tower is without a doubt the most famous symbol of the City of Light. You can go up the Eiffel Tower using the lifts but you can also choose the stairs. Millions of people climb the Eiffel Tower annually and it has had over 250 million visitors since its opening.
In French, this tower is very well known as La Tour Eiffel. Gustave Eiffel, a French civil engineer, is usually credited with designing the tower that bears his name. It also has the nickname La dame de for which means the iron lady.
- Eiffel Tower cost
The Eiffel Tower is a cherished icon of the French people. It is researched that Construction of the Eiffel Tower cost 7,799,401.31 French gold francs in 1889.this is very high cost in Paris.
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The plan to build a tower 300 meters high was conceived as part of preparations for the World’s Fair of 1889. The tower project was a bold extension of this principle up to a height of 300 meters equivalent to the symbolic figure of 1000 feet.
- The visitors
The Eiffel Tower is visited by 6.8 million people each year, and has had an estimated 250 million visitors since it was built in 1889. There were more than 120 construction workers, 50 engineers and 100 iron workers involved in the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower is built of riveted wrought iron, a material that will last virtually forever if it is painted regularly. There are about 2.5 million rivets are used to assemble this tower in Paris.
- Monsieur Eiffel
This book is extremely informative. Although certainly familiar with the Eiffel Tower, I knew nothing about Monsieur Eiffel or the circumstances surrounding the building of the Tower or the history. It is very interestingly written and contains so many details about Paris.