Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Eiffel Tower or La Tour Eiffel - part 1

The Tower Eiffel or Tour Eiffel was inaugurated the 31st of march 1889 and was built by Gustave Eiffel for  the 1889 World's Fair, which celebrated the first century of the French revolution.

It was a prowess not only technically but also architecturally and technologically, despite the fact that it stands criticisms during the 2 years, 2 months and 5 days of the construction.

The Tower Eiffel was built originally for 20 years but the fact that it was used for  communications purposes prevented it to be dismantled. And today, it's among the firsts (if not the first) payed monument in the world with 7 millions visitors per year.

Brief technical description of the Tower Eiffel:

The number of stairs: 1665
Height: 1,063 feet
Number of floor: 3
Elevators: 7

The ''Tour Eiffel'' under construction (August 21, 1888), it's the building of the second platform.

The Eiffel Tower is listed as historical monument since June 24, 1964 and is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO since 1991, along with other monuments in Paris.
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Related articles:
-The Eiffel tower (entrance ticket)
-The Eiffel tower-practical informations

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