25 Facts about Eiffel Tower

Facts about Eiffel Tower.

Whenever we hear the word "Paris", the first picture that come in your mind is likely to be of Eiffel Tower.

Being the most visited tourist attraction in France, The Eiffel Tower attracts more than 7 million visitors annually.

Read onto this article and you will find some interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower for sure. 

# Fact 1

Eiffel Tower was constructed as the entrance arch for the 1889 exposition universelle, (a world's fair to celebrate hundred years of the French Revolution).

# Fact 2

Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid monument in the world, having attendance of more than 7 million people visiting annually. 

# Fact 3

Eiffel Tower is named after the French engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the Eiffel Tower. 

# Fact 4

The Eiffel Tower holds the record for being the tallest structure in world for 41 years from the year 1889 to 1930. 

# Fact 5

Eiffel Tower broke the record of the tallest building of Washington monument, and 

record of Eiffel Tower was broken by chrysler building. 

# Fact 6

Nearly 60 tons of paint is used in each seven years to prevent Eiffel Tower from rusting. 

# Fact 7

The tower has been completely repainted almost 19 times, since its construction. 

# Fact 8

More than 300 million people have visited Eiffel Tower since 1889. 

# Fact 9

The lift of Eiffel Tower covers a distance of more than 1 lakh kilometre per year.

# Fact 10

There are 1665 steps to the top of Eiffel Tower. 

# Fact 11
There are names of 72 engineers, scientist and mathematicians engraved on Eiffel Tower, as a tribute to those who contributed in its construction. 

# Fact 12

The Eiffel Tower is 324 metre tall including the Antennas and weighs more than 10,100 tonnes. 

# Fact 13

Victor Lustig, "a con man" sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap metal on 2 separate occasions. 

# Fact 14

Edward Watkins Wembley tried to built a taller tower than Eiffel Tower in England. He also approached Gustave Eiffel, but he declined his offer. 

# Fact 15

In cold weather, Eiffel Tower also shrinks by about 6 inches. 

# Fact 16

Eiffel Tower and Margaret Thatcher (first women prime minister of England) shares a common nickname "The Iron Lady". 

# Fact 17

In 1944, when Hitler occupied Paris, He ordered to destruct the Eiffel Tower but the Governor who was given the job to destruct the tower refused to do so. 

# Fact 18

Initially the tower was only intended to stand for 20 years before being dismantled. 

# Fact 19

In 1960, Charles de Gaulle proposed temporarily dismantling the tower and sending it to Montreal for Expo 67. 

# Fact 20

There are more than 18,000 individual metallic parts in Eiffel Tower, which are joined by 2.5 million rivets.

# Fact 21

Kalki koechlin (a Bollywood actress), is a descendant of Maurice koechlin, who was the chief designer of the Eiffel Tower. 

# Fact 22

It is technically illegal for someone to photograph the Eiffel Tower at night. 

# Fact 23

In a video game Onimusha 3, Eiffel Tower was shown being captured by aliens.

# Fact 24

In 2019, A man climbed the Eiffel Tower and forced the monument to abruptly close for several hours.

# Fact 25

In 2007, a woman named Erika Eiffel married the Eiffel Tower. 

These were a few Facts about Eiffel Tower. 

That's all in this article. 

Thank you. 

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