The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower became a symbol for Paris and for France, a must-see attraction. It is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris close to the famous Seine.
It was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair which celebrated the centennial of the French Revolution. Its construction took two years, two months and five days. The tower is 324 metres tall. The Eiffel Tower assumed the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.
In order to give the appearance of uniform colour the paint used is graduated in tone to counteract the effect of atmospheric perspective, and is lighter at the bottom, getting darker toward the top. Periodically the colour of the paint is changed; as of 2013 it is bronze coloured. Maintenance of the tower includes applying paint every seven years.
Many people are shocked by its daring shape, however, engineers understood the importance of wind forces, so the structure withstands them. Seventy-two names of French scientists, engineers, and mathematicians are engraved on the tower.
The Eiffel Tower has been the inspiration for many artists, writers and musicians. More than 7 million people visit the tower every year, 75% of them are tourists. The tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
Address: 5 avenue Anatole France, Paris
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Dream come true
ospivak , Chicago, Illinois, 2015-05-21
It was my dream to see the Eiffel Tower and finally it happened! I decided to climb the stairs and it was definitely a workout! Not sure that I would do it again though. The Eiffel Tower was... read full review
The Tower is great when lit up at night
USCGCaptainBob , Los Angeles, 2015-05-21
Definitely go there at night. HOWEVER, Pick Pockets are all over the place, So protect your wallet and passport by leaving them in the hotel safe. Don't get distracted by the "light" that they are... read full review
jonphil , Marietta, Georgia, 2015-05-21
No matter how many times I have seen it, it is still incredibly awesome, especially at night when the lights go on. It is a very special place. read full review
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  • Turkish Airlines, 18-11-2013

    Welcome to Paris! Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is also referred to as the Iron Lady by the French?

  • Sager.Ft, 28-08-2013

    Romantic place and a lot of kissing here at night ;p poor me

  • Lufthansa, 08-07-2013

    Apparently the Eiffel Tower grows in summer! Made of iron, it expands with heat & can get more than 15 cm taller.

  • Fоursquаrе по-русски, 14-05-2013

    Париж не зря называют “городом, пропитанным любовью и романтизмом”. Встав точно в центр под Эйфелеву башню, можно загадать любое желание. Башня унесет заветную мысль в Космос, и все исполнится.

  • GowithOh, 01-03-2013

    The Eiffel Tower - amazing up close, perhaps even better from afar!

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