Eiffel Tower (Paris): history in brief

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Summary of the brief history of the Eiffel Tower, why it was built, what the structure is made of, the number of floors and the amount of paint needed for its periodic maintenance.


History of the Eiffel Tower

The famous Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris and France, was built in just over two years, from 1887 to 1889, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889, a world fair that took place in Paris from May 6 to October 31 of that year to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution.

The structure, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel with the intention of dismantling it after a few years, is made up of over 18,000 pieces of forged iron, is 324 meters high, including television antennas on the top, and weighs 10,000 tons.


For its maintenance every 7 years about 50 tons of paint are needed.

The first floor is located at 57 meters high, the second at 115 meters, the third at 274 meters, reachable through the elevators or the stairs, but we must consider that to get to the top there are 1665 steps to climb.

At the time of its inauguration, this excellent example of art in architecture was not accepted and appreciated by everyone, in particular it was contested by many writers and artists of the city, but then it proved to be very useful as a laboratory for scientific studies and also as a basis for position the transmission antennas necessary for the new radiotelegraphic science.

Until 1930, when the Chrysler Building in New York was completed, the Eiffel tower was the tallest building in the world.

The Eiffel Tower is considered one of the most important and well-known symbols of the Belle Epoque in the world for trips to Paris.

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