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Location address: 7ème Arrondissement Paris
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Did you know about Gustave Eiffel’s “Secret” Apartment atop the Eiffel Tower? It is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous. It is located on the third level of the tower. In Eiffel’s time, the small room was filled with wooden furniture, colorful patterned wallpaper, and a grand piano. The apartment also held a small laboratory area, which the designer outfitted with the time’s most high-tech scientific equipment. It wasn’t that “secret”. It was one of the conditions of Mr. Eiffel before he took up the project of construction of the tower.
When the Eiffel Tower was built, there was no plan to keep it as a permanent tower. It was intended as a temporary construction. During World War I the front approached the city to about 60 km. The Eiffel Tower was used as a watchtower and communication tower with the front. As such it became a symbol of the glory of victory.
Franz Reichelt (1879–1912), a tailor, fell to his death off the first deck of the Eiffel Tower while testing his invention, the coat parachute. It was his first attempt with the parachute, and he had told the authorities he would first test it with a dummy.
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower in 1944 escaped from fires by the German occupiers. The attack was claimed by the Wehrmacht.
peering upwards through the girders
panoramic views from the three levels
post office on 2nd level
Gustave Eiffel’s 3rd floor office
views at dusk - @night illuminated. from the other bank see it float over the Seine.
5 avenue Anatole France / Champs de Mars 7e
01 44 11 23 23
cost: stair15FF-to-3rd floor lift60FF
Did you know that sheep is used to lubricate the elevators in the Eiffel Tower!
De Eiffeltoren is 317 meter hoog tot aan de top van de vlaggenstok, zonder de televisieantennes mee te rekenen. Met televisieantennes is de toren 324 meter hoog. Afhankelijk van de omgevingstemperatuur kan de toren 15 cm in hoogte veranderen door het uitzetten of inkrimpen van het metaal. De toren heeft vier poten; op verschillende niveaus bevinden zich platforms. De toren weegt 7300 ton (exclusief de fundering). Na zijn bouw was de Eiffeltoren ‘s werelds hoogste toren en hij is nog steeds de hoogste van Europa als men de televisietorens niet meetelt.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is a giant iron monument completed in 1889 and one of the world’s most iconic landmarks.
Great film about the Eiffel Tower
Cycling down the Eiffel Tower in 1923