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Eiffel Tower Facts

The Eiffel Tower, the pride of Paris, France is one of the best known monuments in the world and its structure has been depicted in many places across the world. The Eiffel Tower was built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel for the exposition that was held to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. We have presented below the complete Eiffel Tower facts. If you are just looking for some fun facts about Eiffel Tower, go to fun facts about Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower measurements and interior facts:

– With antenna the Eiffel Tower is 1062.99 foot tall ( 324 metres) and there are about 120 antennas
– Height of each floor: 1st floor: 57m; 2nd floor: 115m; 3rd floor: 276m
– There are 1,665 steps on the East staircase until the top
– The Tower weighs 10,100 tons out of which 7,300 tons is fully metal
– There are about 18,000 metallic parts joined by 2,500,000 rivets
– Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years and it requires 60 Tons of paint to paint the entire Tower

Eiffel Tower visitor facts:

– Almost 7 MILLION visitors visit Eiffel Tower every year out of which 75% are foreigners
– Almost a quarter billion people visited Eiffel Tower ever since it was opened in 1889
– A study carried out in 2009 says that 46% of the people who visit Eiffel Tower had visited it already

Eiffel Tower construction facts:

– There were about 107 bids made for constructing the tower
– About 50 people worked on the design under the leadership of Émile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin
– More than 100 workers built the parts for the Eiffel Tower and 132 workers assembled the parts of the Eiffel Tower
– The construction began on January 28, 1887 and the Tower was inaugurated on March 31, 1889. It took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days to complete the construction
– It costed 7,799,401.31 French gold francs of 1889

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Other interesting Eiffel Tower facts:

– 49.7 miles or 80 km length of wires run through the structure
– There are about 36 TV stations and 31 radio stations
– More than 600 people work on the Eiffel Tower
– 25,000 bin bags are used every yeat
– There are more than 100 Security and surveillance cameras

Facts about Gustave Eiffel:

– Gustave Eiffel also created the internal frame for the Statue of Liberty
– Some of the other buildings and structures built by Gustave Eiffel:
Nice Observatory, Nice, France
Paradis Latin, Paris, France
The Market, Dijon, France
The Market, Olhão, Portugal
Estación Central (main railway station), Santiago, Chile
Budapest Nyugati Pályaudvar (Western railway station), Budapest, Hungary
Konak Pier, Izmir, Turkey
El Palacio de Hierro, Orizaba Veracruz, Mexico
Palácio de Ferro (Iron Palace) in Maputo, Mozambique
Palácio de Ferro (Iron Palace), Angola
Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York Harbor, United States
Condominio Acero, Monterrey, México
The General Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Church of Santa Barbara, Santa Rosalia, Mexico
San Sebastian Church, Manila, Philippines

– Inspite of many transformations over the past 100+ years Eiffel’s engineering firm Eiffel et Cie still survives today, still under the same name Eiffel specializing in complex steel construction work and engineering.
– Gustave Eiffel, who was a well known for constructing many famous monuments like Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and many other bridges was linked with the Panama Canal construction scandal. The Panama Canal French scandal was one of the biggest financial scandals of that century. Even though Eiffel himself was not responsible, his name was tarnished which made him withdrew from business and public life. He was fined 2000 Francs and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, but was later annulled by the court as he was proved innocent
-After retiring Gustave Eiffel researched on many ideas in the aerodynamics, meteorology, and radio-broadcasting fields using Eiffel Tower and finally died on December 27, 1923.

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