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  1. Eiffel Tower has been named after its
    designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel.
  2. Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in
    Paris.
  3. The height of Eiffel Tower, including its 24 m
    (79 ft) antenna, is 324 m.
  4. The height of Eiffel Tower is equivalent to
    81 levels in a conventional building.
  5. The construction work of Eiffel Tower started
    on January 26, 1887 and was completed on March 31, 1889.
  6. Till 1930, Eiffel Tower was the tallest
    building in the whole world.
  7. The metal structure of the Eiffel Tower
    weighs 7,300 tonnes, while the entire structure, including non-metal
    parts, weighs around 10,100 tonnes.
  8. Fifty engineers and designers produced 5,300
    drawings, and over 100 workers built more than 18,000 different parts of
    the tower in a workshop.
  9. Eiffel Tower was inaugurated on March 31,
    1889.
  10. 2,500,000 rivets and 18,038 iron parts make
    up the Eiffel Tower.
  11. In 1889, the cost of construction of the
    Eiffel Tower was around 7,799,401.31 French gold francs.
  12. The four pillars of the Eiffel Tower stand in
    a square that measures 125 meters on each side.
  13. The 1st floor of Eiffel Tower
    stands at a height of 57 m, while the 2nd and 3rd
    floor are 115 m and 276 m high, respectively.
  14. One can visit the different floors of the
    monument via elevators.
  15. Strong winds can sway Eiffel Tower slightly.
    During the storm of 1999, it moved approximately 13 centimeters from its
    initial position.
  16. Eiffel Tower hosted the first French
    radiophonic experiments and also played a crucial role in the inception
    of French television.
  17. Eiffel Tower is home to dozens of antennas,
    of all sorts, including a television mast that is 324 meters high.
  18. Le Figaro sets up a printing press on the
    second floor of Eiffel Tower in 1889. Till date, the paper is published
    on site and visitors who buy it can have their name inscribed on their
    copy.
  19. Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years. It
    gets covered in 3 shades of brown, with the darkest one at the bottom.
  20. The 19th painting of Eiffel Tower
    is scheduled to begin in autumn 2008
  21. Approximately 60 tons of paint and a time
    period of 15 to 18 months is required to paint the Eiffel Tower.
  22. On a clear day, one can see up to 42 miles
    away, from the top of Eiffel Tower.
  23. The base of Eiffel Tower is spread over an
    area of 100 square meters.
  24. The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year.
  25. 4 tons of dusters & cleaning cloths,
    10,000 doses of cleaning items, 400 liters of detergents and 25,000 bin
    bags are needed to clean Eiffel Tower.
  26. Eiffel Tower has two restaurants, on the
    first and second platforms, named Altitude and Jules Verne.
  27. Till 2003, over 200 million people had
    visited the Eiffel Tower, since its inception.
  28. Eiffel Tower was initially intended to be
    dismantled and sold as scrap 20 years after its construction, but this
    never happened.
  29. The sides of Eiffel Tower, just beneath the
    first platform, have been affixed with named of 72 prominent French
    scientists and famous personalities.
  30. Wheelchair-bound people can visit the Eiffel Tower up to the
    second level, using the elevator.


   
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