Paris – the city of fashion, beauty, architecture, and culinary – is packed full of breath-taking landmarks. One of them is the Eiffel Tower. Architects from all over the world have tried to create a replica in their countries, but none has succeeded to beat the charm of the original structure.
In this blog, I, Elvin Siew Chun Wai, will tell you eight exciting facts about the Eiffel tower.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 as an entrance for the 1889 World’s Fair. The event was hosted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.
A large number of people were against the idea of the great Eiffel Tower because they had a belief the tower would have a bad impact on French art and history. Despite the protest of many, the tower was erected.
The Eiffel Tower was not built as a permanent structure but as a temporary one. When it was thought about, it was thought of just for twenty years. However, once it was erected, the citizens of Paris and the entire world fell in love with it, and then it was not removed. I, Elvin Siew Chu Wai, am is one of its true admirers.
More than seven thousand and three hundred tons of iron was used to make this structure. The tower is 320 meters tall. The most exciting fact about the tower is it expands in summer and shrinks in winter.
I, Elvin Siew Chun Wai, am sure this will surprise and shock you at the same time but is true that the Eiffel Tower has a wife. An American tourist woman – Erika – visited the tower in 2007 and she lost her heart on the tower. As a result, she married to the structure and changed her surname to Eiffel.
The tower was the tallest structure in the world for more than 40 years. The building that snatches the badge of the tallest structure from it was the Empire State Building.
Gustave Eiffel built a small apartment for him on the third floor. Many people later requested him to rent his apartment to them just for a night, but he denied their offers. His apartment is still unavailable for rental. Nevertheless, visitors can see it.
When Germany occupied France during the Second World War, Hitler wanted to destroy the tower. However, he could not execute his thoughts. If you have not visited the tower yet, I, Elvin Siew Chun Wai, will advise you to take a tour plan to Paris and do experience the amazing beauty of the tower.