Posts Tagged ‘The Eiffel Tower’

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What am I looking at?

October 22, 2014

eiffelnight

If you stand underneath the Eiffel Tower at night, this is the view you will have.

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And this is what it looks like in daylight.

The Eiffel Tower is my all time favorite building- edging out the Chrysler Building and the Terminal Tower in MHT.

Some facts:

The tower weighs around 10,000 tonnes.

There are just over 18,000 metallic parts in the tower, held together by 2.5 million rivets.

They were assembled by 121 workers, while 50 engineers and designers produced the blueprints.

It shrinks by about six inches in cold weather, and can grow by six inches on a sunny day.

It’s painted with 60 tons of paint every few years to stop it rusting.

It sways a couple of inches in the wind.

It’s the most-visited paid monument on Earth.

The photos and the facts are from Buzzfeed.

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Scans of the original blueprints and a 360 degree tour can be found at the Eiffel Tower website.