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Eiffel Tower. 18,000 iron pieces and 2.5 million screws. Ten Things to Know

Eiffel Tower. 18,000 iron pieces and 2.5 million screws. Ten Things to Know
Isabel del Rio

Travelling to Paris… Yes, the Eiffel Tower. Wonders of the world!

Paris is a wonderful city. There are so many things to see and do! What would be the first? Of course, if you travel to Paris, you must first visit the Eiffel Tower.

Today, ten things you should know:

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Eiffel Tower under construction

Precisely, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (Dijon, 1832 – Paris, 1923) is the architect of the Eiffel Tower.

It’s placed in The Champs de Mars in Paris, France. It’s the tallest monument of the city and its most important icon. Although at the beginning, the peculiar monument had harsh critics.

It was built among 1887 and 1889 to be a symbol of Paris Universal Exposition. They celebrated the centenary of the French Revolution of 1789.

Eiffel Tower is 324 m tall and its huge metallic structure was built with 18,000 iron pieces and 2.5 million screws.

It has the shape of a pyramid, with four floors, which are separated by three platforms. In fact, it remembers a Christmas Tree or and old Egyptian obelisk.

It has a rectangular base and its four faces are equal. That was necessary for its stability, but it has been seen as a conceptual model of symmetry.

Visitors can take an elevator and to admire Paris from a terrace (274 m tall).

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Eiffel Tower

There are restaurants, shops and even a museum situated in the two lower platforms.

Emile Zola followed its construction and took photos every day.

Eiffel Tower is not only an iron structure, it’s full of iron decorations and ornaments.

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you.

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Eiffel Tower under construction

Travelling to Paris: “You show up in Paris, and on the drive from the airport to the hotel you’re like, ‘This is so cool! I want to see something! I want to go to the Eiffel Tower!’ And then you leave the next morning. You think, Oh, I didn’t get to do anything. I tell people: I’ve been just about everywhere, but I’ve seen nothing.” Taylor Lautner.

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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