When the huge Eiffel tower was inaugurated in 1889, it was the highest building in the world. In 1930, the title of highest building moved to a skyscraper building company, “Chrysler”, which surpassed the Eiffel tower by 18 meters. However, in 1957, due to the addition, of the antenna to top of Eiffel Tower, it is now taller building than the Chrysler. Nowadays, Eiffel Tower is on the fifth place among the high rise buildings in France.
Eiffel Tower looks like monotonous, it’s an illusion of perspective. Since the construction of tower is very high, it has actually painted in three different shades of color. The dark color at the base of the building, and the brightest on top. maintenance of tower is covered with 60 tons of paint every seven years to protect it from rust. .
The famous chef Alain Ducasse gourmet restaurant is located on the second floor of the tower .
In 1912, the designer of the parachute coat Franz Reichelt had decided to test his invention at the Eiffel Tower, and he jumped from the third floor of the tower. As a result, he died.
During the Second World War, the French had broken elevator in the Eiffel Tower, so that enemies were not able to admire the scenery of the city. But Hitler was not lazy and climbed the tower by foot. In 1944, levators were repaired in 1944, and all the Allied soldiers were allowed free access to the top.
Small copies of the Eiffel Tower located in different cities around the world such as Las Vegas, U.S., Chinese and Gaunchzhou Shenzhen, Romanian Slobozia, Copenhagen (Denmark), Varna (Bulgaria), Aktau (Kazakhstan) and other cities.
Gustave Eiffel engraved the names of 72 eminent French engineers, scientists and mathematicians of the time.
In the years 1925-1934, Citroen automobile company used the four corners of the tower as a billboard. It was the biggest ads of those days.
During the time of constrution of the eiffel tower, Only one person had died. He fell from a height and crashed.
When Thomas Edison visited the Eiffel Tower, he was extremely impressed by it. He wrote in the guest book of “Mr. Eiffel”, the brave and extraordinary creatures great modern engineering from someone who is respected and admired by all engineers, including the Great Engineer of the Lord God.