Saturday, July 07, 2012


1.The Eiffel Tower has 2,500,000 rivets in it.

2.The Eiffel tower is 320 meters high and weights 7000 tons. It has 1710 steps.

3.The Eiffel tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), a
French engineer specialized in metallic buildings.

4.The Eiffel tower was very nearly demolished in 1909. It was saved by its use as a telecommunication tower. The Eiffel tower is now one of the most famous buildings in the world and welcomes 5.5 millions visitors each year.

5.The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1889.

6.Did you know that the Eiffel Towers restaurant seats 200
people? The restaurant gets its name from it being 95 meters above sea level. By the way the name of the restaurant is Altitude

7.It took a team of 25 painters to paint the Eiffel Tower.

8.It took a year and a month just to build the Eiffel Tower. (From April 1888 - May 1889).

9.Protecting the Eiffel Tower from rust requires the application of 50 tons of paint every seven years.

10.In 1925, a con artist sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap - twice!

11.Solar heating can causes the Eiffel Tower to expand up to 3.25

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