"Visit the Eiffel Tower." La Tour Eiffel Tip by schielen

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The Eiffel tower was built in Paris by Gustave Eiffel, a French engineer specialized in revolutionary steel constructions, for the 1889 world exhibition. The tower originally had no practical use. The intent was just to demonstrate the capabilities of modern engineering. A daring engineer's dream, the Eiffel tower weights 7000 tons, but the pressure it applies on the ground is only equivalent to that of a chair with a man seated on it!

At 300 meters, it remained the world highest building until the construction of the Chrysler building in New York city in 1929. Now 320 meters high with its television antennas, it still incredibly towers above Paris, a city almost free from skyscrapers. Open air elevators bring you up to the first (57 meters high), the second (115 meters high) and the third floor (276 meters high). Each one provides different and interesting views on Paris and the surrounding Ile de France region.

<I><B>To avoid queues at the lifts the best time to visit the tower is before 10.00 AM. In the picture you can see how the tower looks at down.</B></I>

Address: You can't mis it!
Directions: Off Quai Branly. In Parc du Champ-de-Mars
othercontact: The Eiffel tower is open:


Phone: +33 892 70 12 39
Website: http://www.toureiffel.paris/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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