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10 Amazing and Uncommon Facts about Eiffel Tower

Today is March 31st! To commemorate the Eiffel Tower’s  anniversary, the day is known as Eiffel Tower Day. It was initially unveiled in front of the globe in 1899, and it has been adored by many since then. The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most magnificent structures. The tower stands 1,063 feet tall and provides a panoramic view of Paris. It sets out on the road to contemporary engineering and western civilization.

Facts about Eiffel Tower

It would be impossible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower. This historic tower was built to celebrate the celebration of 100 years of the French Revolution. At that time no one knew that the world was going to like this tower made of steel.

On this special day we will share some of the interesting facts about Eiffel tower which you may not know :

  • The Eiffel Tower, built on March 31, 1889, was the tallest man-made structure in the world for 41 years. The Eiffel Tower came second after the Chrysler Building in New York was built in 1930.
  • The height of the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters and its weight is 10100 tons. Looking at the height of the Eiffel Tower, it seems as if it is touching the sky.
  • It just took two years – two months to build this masterpiece in Paris.
  •  The Eiffel Tower was built as a temporary tower . The tower was only supposed to be there for 20 years! Because Gustave Eiffel was only allowed to use the site for a 20-year period,
  • Every night during the Illumination Show, the Eiffel Tower lit up with beautiful lights. 
  • From red and brown to yellow and bronze, the Eiffel Tower Paris has been painted 18 times to date.
  •  Eiffel Tower attracts 60 lakh tourists from all over the world to come to see this wonderful and beautiful creation.
  • The Eiffel Tower was dubbed “disastrous,” “ridiculous,” and “useless” throughout its construction. The construction of this structure was considered difficult at the time.
  • The light used on the tower is protected by the French copyright laws, thus it must first be approved by the government before being published anywhere.
  • The Eiffel tower was originally planned to be built in Barcelona by Gustave Eiffel but ultimately constructed in Paris.

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