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  • La tour Eiffel La tour Eiffel The Eiffel Tower Paris, France
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  • History April 1888 July 1888 December 1888 May 1889 The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889.The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel.The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel. It was built to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the French Revolution.It was built to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the French Revolution. It was the worlds tallest building until 1930.It was the worlds tallest building until 1930. It was considered an eyesore while first being built.It was considered an eyesore while first being built. In 1909, it was almost torn down, but was kept because of the radio antenna at the top.In 1909, it was almost torn down, but was kept because of the radio antenna at the top.
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  • Interesting Facts 1000 feet tall (75 stories)1000 feet tall (75 stories) 300 steel workers, and 2 years (1887-1889) to construct300 steel workers, and 2 years (1887-1889) to construct 15,000 iron pieces15,000 iron pieces 2.5 million rivets2.5 million rivets 40 tons of paint40 tons of paint 1671 steps to the top1671 steps to the top Total weight: 9441 tonsTotal weight: 9441 tons Total number of annual visitors: 6,157,042Total number of annual visitors: 6,157,042
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  • Bizarre Events In 1923, the journalist Pierre Labric rode a bicycle down from the first level.In 1923, the journalist Pierre Labric rode a bicycle down from the first level. In 1925, the con artist Victor Lustig twice "sold" the tower for scrap. In 1925, the con artist Victor Lustig twice "sold" the tower for scrap. From 1925 to 1934, illuminated signs for Citron adorned three of the tower's four sides, making it the tallest billboard.From 1925 to 1934, illuminated signs for Citron adorned three of the tower's four sides, making it the tallest billboard. During World War II, the Germans hung a sign on it that read: Germany is victorious on all fronts".During World War II, the Germans hung a sign on it that read: Germany is victorious on all fronts". The Eiffel Tower was scaled by a mountaineer in 1954.The Eiffel Tower was scaled by a mountaineer in 1954. Two Englishmen parachuted off it in 1984.Two Englishmen parachuted off it in 1984.
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