March 31 in history. The Eiffel Tower opened to the public in Paris. Ten things you should know.
1.- The Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, because his company designed and built the tower.
2.- His construction started on January 28, 1887, and opening to the public on March 31, 1889.
3.- It was the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.
4.- It has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
“I want the curves of the four pillars of the monument, as the calculations have provided them, give it a great sense of force and beauty.” Gustave Eiffel speaking about The Eiffel Tower.
5.- The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most-visited paid monument in the world.
6.- The Eiffel Tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, and its base is square, 125 metres (410 ft) on a side.
“Being the most striking manifestation of the art of metal structures by which our engineers have shown in Europe.” Gustave Eiffel speaking about the Eiffel Tower.
7.- Because of the addition of the aerial atop the Eiffel Tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building in New York. About the same height as an 81-storey building.
8.- Anyway, the height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 15 cm (5.9 in) due to temperature.
9.- The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second. The third level is an observatory.
10.- This iron lattice tower is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.
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