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Eiffel Tower – Symbol of France

In 1884, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French bourgeois revolution, the French government decided to hold an international exhibition and to build a memorial pyramid structure. Gustave Eiffel.

The 327.7 meter tall Eiffel Tower is equivalent to a 100-story building. The entire steel tower, weighing up to 9,000 tons, is welded from 12 thousand pieces of metal forming. On the tower there are 3 observation towers, middle and bottom, which can hold at the same time 10,000 people. From the ground to the top of the tower there are elevators, people can also follow the 1,710 steps climbing to the top of the tower. The observation deck is 276 meters above ground, measuring 350 square meters; The middle of the tower 115 meters from the top of the tower, the whole of Paris lies within sight.

The Eiffel Tower was built in 26.5 months, costing over 800 thousand francs, completed in March 1889. Its design is extremely accurate, rigorous, thoughtful. In construction work more than two years, no incident occurred any injury. When the combination of detail adjustment, bore holes are very match, this is a great achievement in the history of architecture. And until now, the image of the Eiffel Tower has always been the symbol of modern France, developing in the eyes of international friends.