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The Eiffel Tower is considered one of the most romantic places in the world and is visited annually by millions of tourists who are left to be dazzled in Paris “the city of light”.
France’s gift to the United States
The name of the famous tower is due to the name of the owner of the company who remained in the direction of the work. It was the engineer Gustave Eiffel, an expert in the construction of metal structures and who began to build it in 1887, and in which 250 workers participated, to finally inaugurate it on March 31, 1889.
The dimensions of the emblematic French structure are: 324 meters high, if we also add the measurement of the antenna located at the top. It has an exact weight of 10000 tons. In France it is known as “The Lady of Fer”, which means the iron lady. In addition to this, 350 projectors with 1 kilovario each, illuminate in an admirable and splendid way the monumental architectural work. But if that’s not enough, it has thousands and thousands of bulbs flashing and others, with perpetual shine.
For more than four decades, it was the largest building in the world. The Chrysler Building in New York outperformed it in 1930. Many consider the safety of the tower to be minimal.
Several studies carried out by architectural experts have dared to assert that the tower moves with the wind in all directions, but obviously, no one notices this event. When the heat touches the boundaries, the tower stretches about 6 inches, but these details aren’t as easily appreciated either.
The construction of the tower cost 7,799,401 francs. The construction bases are located at a deep level of 30 meters. In addition to this, two million rivets secure it.
The most touristic place on the planet is the Eiffel Tower, as it receives the visit of 7 million travelers annually and since its opening, it has been visited by more than 300 million people.
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August 22, 2019