Facts about the Eiffel Tower Paris – FAQs Page 1



The facts about the Eiffel Tower are a  monument to this amazing structure which dominates the Paris skyline.

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!

The history  of the Eiffel Tower is fascinating and well worth reading The history  of the Eiffel Tower is so interesting - I hope you enjoy these photos For facts  about the Eiffel Tower please visit  this page Got  questions about the history of the Eiffel Tower - here are answers

Why was the Eiffel Tower Built?

The facts about the Eiffel Tower Paris tell us it was built for the 1889 World Fair which also coincided with the centenary of the French Revolution.

There were a number of designs submitted as part of a competition, and it was Mr Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who won, and was responsible for erecting the Eiffel Tower we see today.

When was the Eiffel Tower Built?

The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Fair which happened to coincide with the centenary of the French Revolution 100 years earlier.

Can disabled people and those with wheelchairs climb the Eiffel Tower?

Yes, people with wheelchairs can visit the Eiffel Tower up to the second level using the elevator.

Is it true that the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be demolished?

Yes, the Eiffel Tower was to be dismantled and the metal sold as scrap twenty years after it was built, but luckily for us this never happened.

How long did it take to build?

The Eiffel Tower took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days from start to finish.

Is it true the Eiffel Tower is somehow connected to the Statue of Liberty?

Yes, the designer of the Eiffel Tower – Mr Alexandre Gustave Eiffel – is the same person who created the internal frame of the Statue of Liberty in the year 1885.

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Eiffel Tower facts and history

The history of the Eiffel Tower is very interesting to read about – please visit the other pages:

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

 

Eiffel Tower (la Tour Eiffel)

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

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