Eiffel Tower – Interesting Facts and Trivia About the Eiffel Tower

By admin ~ February 16th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most infamous buildings in Paris, France let alone the entire world. The Eiffel crept its way into the list of the 7 wonders of the world and has had more than a quarter of a billion visitors. So the question is, why is it so special and what are some interesting things about it that make it so visited. This article discusses some of the various trivia, features and interesting facts about this tremendous building located dead center in Paris, France.

Fact 1- The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world until 1930 when the Chrysler Building replaced its title.
Fact 2- Gustave Eiffel was the main architect and designer.
Fact 3- The tower is 119 years old as of 2008.
Fact 4- The tower is around 984-990 feet tall(depending on temperature)
Fact 5- The tower was completed on March 31, 1889.
Fact 6- The Eiffel Tower was and is used today for radio transmission and other telegraphy activities.
Fact 7- The tower is recoated with paint every 7 years.
Fact 8- The tower is 108 stories tall.
Fact 9- It is dark brown.
Fact 10- One person died in the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

As seen from the above information, it is evident that Eiffel Tower is quite an attraction and is a must see for anyone who wants to visit Paris. It is one of the most visited buildings in all of the world and will continue to endure throughout the ages of the world forever.

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