A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE EIFFEL TOWER
I got this from Architecture Lover and it is a top aerial shot of the Eiffel Tower. We usually see a normal view showing the facade and height of the tower but now we are looking at a very different view of the Eiffel Tower. This tower have become one of the prominent symbol for Paris and France and one of the most recognizable structure in the whole world. For those who do not have idea about the Eiffel Tower, here are some trivia about it:
- The Eiffel Tower in French is “La Tour Eiffel”
- It is nicknamed La dame de fer, the iron lady
- It is made from wrought iron lattice tower
- It is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris
- It was built in 1889.
- It was built as an entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair
- It is the tallest building in Paris.
- It is the most-visited paid monument in the world.
- It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
- It stands 320 metres or 1,050 ft tall or for you to imagine it, think of looking into an 81-story building.
- The tower needs 50 to 60 tonnes of paint every seven years to protect it from rust.
- The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 15 cm due to temperature.
- The wind resistance computation made on the tower was really given importance and it was not computed on specific mathematical formula but by a more advance one. As a proof of the effectiveness of the tower’s wind resistance, it sways only 6–7 cm (2–3 in) in the wind.
Here is a view of paris when you are up in it:
Check out Wikipedia to learn more about the great Eiffel Tower.