The Eiffel Tower

By: Aiyana Wooten

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The Construction of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built in Paris France, constructed by Gustave Eiffel, due to the name Eiffel Tower. Eiffel had to use a lot of metal to build this one tower. As stated by Oliver Smith, "The tower comprises 18,000 metallic parts, joined together by 2.5 million rivets." Also, it took a while to even get it constructed the whole way."Its construction took two years, two months and five days." That must have been a lot of time, money, and hard work to put the Eiffel Tower together.

The work to keep the tower running

Now, other than the time it took, the money, and the material, there is also maintnence. The Eiffel Tower gets painted every so often. When it does, it uses a lot of paint. Also, it takes over 1,000 lightbulbs to light the tower up every night. Stated by Oliver Smith, "Repainting the tower, which happens every seven years, requires 60 tons of paint." Also, "There are 20,000 lightbulbs used on the Eiffel Tower to make it sparkle every night." They put a lot of work into making the tower work.

The amount of tourists

If you go to Paris and go to the Eiffel Tower, what do you expect to see? Well, you would most likely see many people. Not just people from France, but people from all of the other countries. That is because it is one of the biggest tourist sight in the world. Stated by Oliver Smith, "Today the tower welcomes almost 7 million people a year, making it the most visited paid-for monument in the world."
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The Eiffel Tower is well known across the world!

If you really tried to ask as many people as you could, to name as many monuments they could that are in the world right now, they would most likely say the Eiffel Tower for the first one. This is because the Eiffel Tower is one of the best known monuments in the world. Most people have going to France and seeing the Eiffel Tower on their bucket list. Oliver Smith said, "Ever wanted to build your own Eiffel Tower? There's a LEGO set for that." Also, "There are a number of other replicas around the world, including one in Las Vegas and one at the Window of the World theme park in Shenzhen, China."