As we all know, Eiffel Tower is famous for its height and it ever was the highest tower all around the world. Nevertheless, whether you know the other side of it? Today I’ll introduce some parts that you ever heard about.
Eiffel Tower is one of the landmark in Paris, and stands on the south bank of the Seine, Champ de Mars. It is called as La Tour Eiffel in French and in English is the Eiffel Tower. The Iron Tower has been a symbol of France since it was built in 1889. The 324M building, connected by 12,000 metal components, shares more than 9,000 tons of steel. The French love romance, and instead of calling the behemoth “the Great Hero” or “the great husband” , they affectionately refer to it as the “Iron Lady”. The Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower together with The Empire State Building are called the “ Three Famous Building of the West.”
Now I will introduce 17 facts that you didn’t know about Eiffel Tower, you can check whether you know, as follows:
- The Eiffel Tower is one of the most well-known architectural landmarks of Paris.
- It was constructed in 1889, to memorize the centennial of the French Revolution and to show off France’s industrial power to the world.
- The Eiffel Tower was named after Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer who construct the Eiffel Tower.
- It was well-known from inside and outside the country as La Tour Eiffel and it also has a nickname as La Dame de Fer which means ‘ The iron Lady’.
- It measures 1050 feet in height and it is the highest man-made architecture in the world before defeated by the Chrysler Building in New York.
- It is made of iron and weighs about 100 million tonnes.
- It is painted for almost every 7 years in order to prevent from rust.
- It almost spent about 50 tonnes of paint to paint the entire tower.
- It is painted in three shades of brown, brightest at the top and darkest at the bottom.
- If we want to clean the Eiffel Tower, it needs more than 4 tons of dusters and cleaning cloths. 400 liters of detergents and 25,000 bin bags are also needed to clean.
- The heat of sun causes the tower to grow about 6 inches.
- There are over 5 billion lights on the Eiffel Tower.
- There are 108 floors, 1710 steps in total of the Eiffel Tower. However, tourist can only climb stairs to the first platform.
- There are two huge elevators can take tourists to the upper platforms. These elevators cover a distance of about 103 thousand km every year. And it is almost 2.5 times the circumference of the entire Earth.
- The tower also has two restaurants, a banquet, a champagne, several buffets and a number of unique gift shops.
- It is open for tourists and visitors for 365 days a year.
- was constructed for 20 years and sold as scrap. But as time goes by, the people of the city gradually fell in love with it so that it remains to exist and now it has been the landmark of Paris.
What we concern about most is about Eiffel Tower tickets and tourists season. By using the elevator to get to the fist floor, adults and children over 12 will cost 4.3 Euros per person. Under 12 and over 3 years old, you will cost 2.4 Euros per person. Similarly, to get the to second floor, adults and children over 12 will cost 7.7 Euros per person. Under 12 and over 3 years old, you will cost 2.2 Euros per person. To the top, the former will cost 11 Euros, the latter will cost 6 Euros. If you choose to climb stairs to the first and second floor, over 25 years old will 3.8 Euros per person, and 3 Euros per person for adults under 25. What’s more, all tickets are free for children under 3 years old.
There are almost 6,980,000 visitors to the Eiffel Tower in 2011. What’s more, over 27 million people went to the Eiffel Tower in total in 2010. It can generate 1.5 billion Euros in tourism revenue for Paris each year.
And then is the tourist season. The peak tourist reason is from June to September, and it need to queue for 2 to 3 hours. If you want to avoid the peak tourist season, you can choose another period. I believe it will give a better enjoyment.
However, unfortunately, according to the French media, the Eiffel Tower will be closed indefinitely, due to the security strike, and will temporarily prevent visitors from reaching the Eiffel Tower.