The Eiffel Tower
By: Caitlyn Hayes
The Eiffel Tower is located on Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It was created by Gustave Eiffel in March 1889. It was a huge tourist attraction then and still is today. More than seven million people visit this monument every year. After the tower was built, many were marveled by this outstanding monument. This tower has served many uses over the years and still is a huge part of the world today
Description (first body paragraph)
In March 1889, the tower was completed. Made of iron, the tower stands 1,063 feet and weighs about 10,000 tons. It stands on four pillars, each which are oriented with the four points of a compass rose. The tower earned the nickname “La Dame de Fer,” which in English is translated to “The Iron Lady.”
Symbol and Meaning (second body paragraph)
As a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of The French Revolution, the tower was built. The French Revolution made a huge impact on European social and political history. The tower was originally only supposed to stand temporarily until it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna, which is still used today for many radio stations.
Events (third body paragraph)
Recently the lights went out for the first time on Saturday, November 14, 2015, since September 11, 2001, after a terrorist attack from ISIS. It was to support the more than 100 lives that were lost on Friday 13, 2015. This recent occurrence has brought upon a different humanity symbol than just the French Revolution, it’s brought upon a symbol for hopeful peace not just for France but for the world.
The Eiffel Tower now doesn’t just symbolize the French Revolution but the many purposes it has gained over the years. The Eiffel Tower as it stands today, not only represents the beauty of France but the strength of its people.
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