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The Eiffel Tower 130 Birthday

Since 31 March 1889, the Eiffel Tower is located on the north-western tip of Champ de Mars - impressing the seven million tourists who come every year to visit it. This makes it the most popular tourist attraction in the world

When opened, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world at 300 meters altitude. Designed by French engineer Gustave Eiffel and built on the occasion of the Paris International Exposition in 1889. The tower was planned for 20 years before being dismantled, but its use as a radio communication station allowed it to remain

Gustav Eiffel bears most of the construction costs of 7.8 million francs. He also put his personal assets as a guarantee for the opening of the World Expo in a timely manner. However, he was able to offset his expenses in the first year after the opening due to the turnout of visitors

18,000 pieces of iron, 2500,000 nails and weights up to 10.010 tons, This tower need a new layer of paint every seven years. It takes about a year and a half to paint, requiring a special type of hand-applied paint on its surface area of 250,000 square meters

The construction of the Eiffel Tower took two years and two months. Parisian artists, in particular, criticized the iron construction and the shape they portrayed as a building resembling a chimney of a gloomy giant factory. With the opening on March 31, 1889, the protest stopped almost completely

20 A lamp The famous tower lights up to shine every night. On special occasions, Eiffel also starred - on National Day on July 14, after the death of beloved French singer Johnny Haliday, the French "Elvis" and a national symbol after the terrorist attacks of 2016

Mountain bikers such as Frenchman Hughis Richard, mountain climbers, motorcyclists, and others are trying to challenge the Eiffel Tower and climb the bike to achieve new records.

Visitors looking from the top of the Eiffel Tower are not in Paris but they are above it. So visitors from around the world take about 1,700 steps from the Eiffel Tower - or gather in the five lifts to see the most beautiful views over the famous tower

One of the most beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower at sunset can be enjoyed from the roof of the Printemps shop on the visitors' terrace. Paris without the Eiffel Tower? Unimaginable 130 years later

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