Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel,  is an iron lattice tower located on the in Champ de Mars, Paris, France. The structure carries the name of the engineer who designed and built the tower in 1889.

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most visited paid monument in the world.

The Eiffel tower was built for the 1889 World Fair. It was said to be the ‘symbol of our achievements in the field of science and engineering’.

Construction of the Eiffel Tower began on January 28, 1887, and was eventually completed on March 31, 1889. It took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days , for the 300 workers involved to complete the project.

The Eiffel Tower has a total of 1710 steps ( Just imagine climbing them all) to the third level small platform at the top, 674 steps to the second level, and 347 steps to the first level, all counted from the ground.

There’s much more I could list here but I have to save some for when I really go there. But I think you get the idea.  So tomorrow I’ll post the first landmark/monument for real.

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  1. wanderoneday says:

    There’s a great episode of Modern Marvels about the Eiffel Tower (it’s on Netflix for streaming). It’s amazing to think that it was almost never built (opposition from vocal members of society who thought it would ruin Paris’ skyline… how wrong they were) or that it was almost destroyed (when Hitler and the Germands invaded Paris). I can’t wait to see it this summer!

    • Dusty Roads says:

      It was also supposed to be temporary, taken down after the World Fair ended. Glad they didn’t do that. I’ll be watching for your posts from your visit this summer. 🙂