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The Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. It is the tallest structure in Paris and one of the most recognized monuments in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is the - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Eiffel Tower underconstruction in July 1888

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We were going to the first and

seconds levels by stairs.

First level: (328 steps ) 57.63 meters. Observatory from which to study the movements of the Eiffel Tower's summit.Space CINEIFFEL: offers an exceptional panorama of sights from the Tower. Restaurant "Altitude 95" .Post office, with special stamps "Paris Eiffel Tower ". Panoramic gallery displaying the Monuments of Paris.

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Second level: (340 steps )115.73 meters. Panorama of Paris. Telescopes, shops. Animated displays on the operation of the elevators. Jules Verne Restaurant (extremely expensive, reservations absolutely necessary.

Third level: 276.13 metersand (18 steps to the lift platform on the second level).Exceptional panoramic views, day or night, of Paris and its surroundings. Recently restored office of Gustave Eiffel, showing him welcoming Thomas Edison. Panoramic guide displays to aid orientation. Dioramas presenting the history of this platform.

We on the second floor.

View from the highest platform.

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- 300 steel workers, and 2 years (1887- 1889) to construct it. - 15,000 iron pieces (excluding rivets). -2.5 million rivets. - 40 tons of paint. - 1671 steps to the top. - Maximum sway at top caused by wind: 12 cm (4.75 inches). - Maximum sway at top caused by metal dilation: 18 cm (7 inches). - Total height in 1889: 300.51 meters (985 feet, 11 inches). - Total height with television antenna: 320.755 meters (1052 feet, 4 inches).

- Height varies up to 15 cm depending on temperature. - Size of base area: 10,281.96 square meters (2.54 acres). - Weight of foundations: 277,602 kg (306 tons). - Weight of iron: 7.34 million kg (8092.2 tons). - Weight of elevator systems: 946,000 kg (1042.8 tons). -Total weight: 8.56 million kg (9441 tons).- Dates of construction: January 26, 1887 to March 31, 1889.

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View southeast from the top level of the Eiffel Tower, down the Champs de Mars, with the Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) in the distance. The Ecole Militaire is one third down from the top of the picture

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The Trocadéro from the Eiffel Tower

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