La tour Eiffel

Cooper Mills

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Fun Facts about the Eiffel Tower

  • Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower, and it was built in 1889.
  • Standing at 984 feet tall, the Eiffel Tower weighs 10,100 tons, or 20,200,000 lbs!
  • About 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year.
  • Temperatures can change the height of the Eiffel Tower up to 6 inches.
  • For 41 years, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure - until it was surpassed by the Chrysler Building in New York.
  • The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved when it was re-purposed as a giant radio antenna.
  • Almost 250 million people have visited the tower since it's opening in 1889.
  • There is a replica of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas and Tokyo.
  • It was made to be wind resistant and only sways a few inches in the wind.
  • Around 50 tons of paint are added to the tower every 7 years to protect it from rust.
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