Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tour Eiffel

La Tour Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower see from Champ de Mars, Paris
La tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower)
Seen from the Champ de Mars, 7e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

See also:
Eiffel Tower - From the Palais de Chaillot - Under the Tower - Third Floor - 72 Names - Charging the Eiffel Tower
Search labels: Eiffel

“Eiffel reportedly rejected Koechlin’s original plan for the tower, instructing him to add more ornate flourishes. The final design called for more than 18,000 pieces of puddle iron, a type of wrought iron used in construction, and 2.5 million rivets. Several hundred workers spent two years assembling the framework of the iconic lattice tower, which at its inauguration in March 1889 stood nearly 10,000 feet high and was the tallest structure in the world—a distinction it held until the completion of New York City’s Chrysler Building in 1930. (In 1957, an antenna was added that increased the structure’s height by 65 feet, making it taller than the Chrysler Building but not the Empire State Building, which had surpassed its neighbor in 1931.) Initially, only the Eiffel Tower’s second-floor platform was open to the public; later, all three levels, two of which now feature restaurants, would be reachable by stairway or one of eight elevators.”
(Eiffel Tower, A&E Television Network)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

Thank you for sharing the info...a majestic sight.