Facts about the Eiffel Tower

The facts about the Eiffel Tower are numerous, just like any major tourist attraction around the world, and all the more special because this majestic structure was almost demolished – can you believe that?

The history of the Eiffel Tower is amazing for this structure which dominates the Paris skyline.

I’m sure there are lots of people around the world who agree that this miracle of a tower needed to stay!

The Eiffel Tower building facts  are enough to make your mind boggle! This is one of the most photographed icons of the world – I love it!

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Here are a few of the Eiffel Tower facts and history

  • 1,652 steps from the 2nd level to the very top level
  • 300 iron workers during 1887 and 1889
  • 2.5 million rivets (incredible!)
  • 15,000 pieces of iron were used
  • 40 tons of paint were needed
  • in 1889 the total height was 300.51 meters / 985 feet, 11″
  • with television mast, the total height is 320.755 meters / 1052 feet, 4″
  • the base area is 10,281.96 Sq. meters [an amazing 2.54 acres!]
  • the foundation weight is 277,602 kg [306 tons]
  • Iron structure weight equals 7.34 million kg [8092.2 tons]
  • the weight of the elevator/lift systems is 946,000 kg [1042.8 tons]
  • the overall tower weight equals : 8.56 million kg [9441 tons]
  • the pressure on the foundation is 4.1 to 4.5 kg/square cm
  • you can walk the1,665 steps to the summit (not 1,792 steps which represented the year of the First French Republic as popularly believed)
  • an incredibly low high-wind sway of only 12 cm
  • temperature only affects the height variation of 15 cm or less

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Facts about the Eiffel Tower Intro | Facts page 1 | Facts page 2 | Facts page 3 | Facts page 4

You may also be interested in reading the Questions and Answers on the Facts of the Eiffel Tower Paris.

I hope you enjoy this amazing Eiffel Tower just as I do every time I visit it – I never tire of its beauty or majesty

The facts about the Eiffel Tower are staggering, what an incredible undertaking it was to build!
Above: this photo I took from the foot of the Eiffel Tower is one of my favourites. It was a grey day, and I love the fact there’s a bus and taxi stand right beneath the Eiffel Tower!

Eiffel Tower (la Tour Eiffel)

Parc du Champ de Mars
Paris, France 75001
Tel: (France +33) 45-50-34-56

Métro: Bir Hakeim or Trocadéro – or take the RER to Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel

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