Eiffel Tower in Paris

“All men by nature desire to know.” –Aristotle

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is one of the most magnificent structures in the world.
Today, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid-monument in the world, over seven million people visit this marvel each year.
The Eiffel Tower was constructed for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be a permanent structure.
The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved and re-purposed as a radio antenna.

The inventor of the Eiffel Tower, Franz Reichelt died while jumping from the Eiffel Tower while testing a parachute of his own design.

The Eiffel Tower consist of 1,665 steps to climb to the top.
During World War II Adolph Hitler came to Paris and the French cut the lift cables of the Eiffel Tower so
Adolph Hitler (POS) would have to climb the full 1,665 steps; Hitler never made it to the top.

There are over 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.
Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower was also the same person who designed America’s
Statue of Liberty in New York City. At the time of the Eiffel Towers completion it was the tallest building in the world.

Charles Micheaux
Micheaux Publishing
Atlanta

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