Eiffel Tower: the history of the monument symbol of Paris


The Eiffel Tower in Paris, which was built with the intent to take it apart after a few years, was instead kept up becoming the symbol of this city.

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, for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, a world’s fair that was held in Paris from 6 May to 31 October that year to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution.

The structure, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel with the intent to take it apart after a few years, consists of over 18,000 pieces of forged iron, at 324 meters, including television aerials on the summit, and weighs 10,000 tons. For its maintenance every seven years serving about 50 tons of paint.

The first floor is at 57 meters high, the second to 115 meters, the third 274 meters, reached by elevators or stairs, but we must consider that to get to the top we have to climb 1665 steps.

At the time of its inauguration, this excellent example of art in architecture, was not accepted and appreciated by all, particularly questioned by many writers and artists of the city, but then turned out to be very useful as a laboratory for scientific studies as well as the basis for place the transmission antennas needed for the new science of radiotelegraphy.

Until 1930, when it was completed the Chrysler Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world. The Eiffel Tower is considered a symbol of the Belle Epoque most important and popular in the world to travel to Paris.

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