"The Eiffel Tower Elevators" La Tour Eiffel Tip by kris-t

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  The Eiffel Tower Elevators
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  • The Eiffel Tower Elevators - Paris
      The Eiffel Tower Elevators
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  • The Eiffel Tower Elevators - Paris
      The Eiffel Tower Elevators
    by kris-t
  • The Eiffel Tower Elevators - Paris
      The Eiffel Tower Elevators
    by kris-t
 

"The original hydraulically powered elevators, in the east and west piers, were replaced in 1897 and 1899 with elevators from another company that had 16-meter long main pistons and hydraulic accumulators. These were used into the 1980s.

The North, West and East pillars have elevators that go to the first and second floors; the South pillar has stairs that can be climbed to the second floor. To reach the top floor, an additional elevator ride is required, and the wait for this can be very long as well.

The elevators in the north and south piers were scrapped in 1900 and 1912 respectively. The replacements were used until upgraded, in 1995, with new cabins and computer controls.
The elevators can move both up and down at two different angles to match the angles of the tower's legs.

In 1983 a new customer elevator was installed to take customers up to the Jules Verne Restaurant."

Address: Trocadero
Directions: You can't miss it!!!
Phone: +33 892 70 12 39
Website: http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/?lang=en

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2011
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