What's the most popular tourist attraction in France? That would have to be the one and only Eiffel Tower, standing 1063 feet tall. The beauty of it in person is astounding! It's so amazing that in 2007 a woman married it!
In The Making
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the worlds fair, but was never taken down. It's 1063 feet tall, antenna included. Tanya 324 meters! Without its antenna it would be only 984 feet tall. The altogether cost for it was 7,799,401.32 French gold francs. According to Eiffeltower: Info and Facts, "...it was the tallest man made structure until the Chrysler was built in 1930".
Reasons for it Being Built
The Eiffel Tower was built for many reasons. The main one being for the worlds fair in Paris. It would be the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution since 1789. The worlds fair was in 1889
On average seven million tourists a year visit the tower, So far it has had two hundred and fifty million visitors since opening according to traveller.com in the article about the Eiffel Tower. Another article by GreatTowers.com said,"The Eiffel Tower has 7 elevators, and each can hold 110 people at once". It also has 1,665 stairs. So taking the elevator would definitely be a first choice to many! Although it does come at a price, fifteen euros a person.
The monument has become so well known it's one of the most popular tourist attraction in France, and," One of the most paid attractions in the world," according GreatTowers.com. And although the Eiffel Tower may seem just about ordinary, it's far from! In 2007 a woman married the tower! The tower itself has over 20,000 light bulbs being used at once. And it took two years, two months, and five days to complete. And if that's not enough to show people it's not ordinary, it gets a complete makeover every year with over sixty tons of paint.
For the pictures
Our campaign.com Eiffel Tower article
Citio.oi.com ten facts article
Towers.com Eiffel Tower article
For the essay