National Monuments

Eiffel Tower

Introduction

Have you ever dreamed of going to the Eiffel Tower? A lot of people have, and I couldn't blame them. The Eiffel Tower is a breathtaking monument. It means a lot to the people in France and even people around the world too! This essay will talk about the significance, history, and aesthetic value of the Eiffel Tower.

History and Significance

The Eiffel Tower is a very significant part of France. It was actually supposed to be temporary. It ended up being the tallest building in the world, which caused it to become a symbol of Paris, France. Since the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be temporary, in 1909 it almost got scrapped down. City officials stopped it because they knew how much it meant to the people of France. As stated in the article, "Deconstructing History: Eiffel Tower" on History.com, "City officials opted to save it after recognizing its value..."


As you can tell, the Eiffel Tower has an interesting history. It was built between the years of 1887 to 1889 for a world fair. The first day it opened was on May 6th. According to the article, "The History of the Eiffel Tower" by Sheron, "The Eiffel Tower was inugrated on March 31st, 1889; however it was opened to the public on May 6th that year." A fun fact about the history of the Eiffel Tower is that the company that built it originally wanted it to be in Barcelona, but the city of Barcelona thought that is was too expensive and didn't fit the style of their city. That's how New York got the amazing monument.

Aesthetic Value and Conclusion

The Eiffel Tower has beautiful aesthetic value. It's goldish brown and made of steel and iron. It has four legs that come to a point at the top of it. In the article, "Fifi Eiffel Tower 2011" it says, "The Eiffel Tower's base is a square. Then the tower goes up 984 feet." The tower has an observation deck inside that looks over France.


The people of France are very lucky to have this beautiful monument. If the Eiffel Tower had been built in Barcelona, it wouldn't be the great symbol of France it is today. The Eiffel Tower has great beauty and meaning behind it. if it ever gets torn down, the city of France would be devastated. The Eiffel Tower is not only important to France, but to people in other countries too!