"You cannot miss it - the Eiffel Tower" La Tour Eiffel Tip by margaretvn

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  • You cannot miss it - the Eiffel Tower - Paris
  • the Eiffel Tower - Paris
      the Eiffel Tower
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  • the Eiffel Tower - Paris
      the Eiffel Tower
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  • the Eiffel Tower - Paris
      the Eiffel Tower
    by margaretvn
 

You cannot miss it - the Eiffel Tower and it is the symbol of Paris.
It was erected in 1889 for the World Fair and it was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
It is 320 metres high, a light interlaced structure made of 15,000 pieces of metal welded together. It weighs 7,000 tons and rests onfour huge cement blocks. The tower has three floors. The first one is at 57 metres, the second is at 115 metres and the third is at 274 metres. There are restaurants and bars on the first two floors.
The views are wonderful from the tower.
more tower info:
The Eiffel Tower was opened on 15 may 1889
the construction lasted 20 months
There are 1710 steps to the top..... I did NOT climb them.
150 workers were used, 40 drachtsmen and 50 engineers.
700 assembly drawings were made.
There were 120 million visitors in 100 years!!!

Address: 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
Directions: Off Quai Branly. In Parc du Champ-de-Mars
Phone: +33 892 70 12 39
Website: http://www.toureiffel.paris/

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2006
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