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20/365 – Eiffel Tower

An iconic symbol of French culture, liberty, and progress, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was completed for the 1889 World Fair, which happened to coincide with the 100th anneversary of the French Revolution. From the numerous designs submitted as part of a national competition, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel’s design won, and he became responsible for constructing the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris.

Eiffel Tower Facts
Start of Eiffel Tower construction: January 26, 1887
Completion of Eiffel Tower construction: March 31, 1889
Construciton Time for the Eiffel Tower: 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days-start to finish
Principal Designer/Contractor: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Principal Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Main Engineers: Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier
Height of the Eiffell Tower: 324 meters tall
Tower Material: 9441 tons of wrought iron (puddle iron)
Number of Tower Components: 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets
Area Covered by the Tower at the Base: 100 Meters
Wieght of the Tower: 10,000 tons, with 7,300 tons being metal.
Approximate Number of Vistors to the Tower Each Year: 6.8 million people
Number of Stories in the Tower: 108

Reference:

http://www.eiffeltowerfacts.net/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower

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  1. September 19, 2011 at 7:54 am

    அருமை!

    • September 19, 2011 at 8:07 am

      நன்றி புலவர் தருமி 🙂

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