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    zhouyaya is offline Senior Member
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    The Eiffel Tower was built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789.

    The construction was only meant to last for the duration of the Exposition, but it still stands today, despite all protests from contemporary artists who feared the construction would be the advent of structures without 'individuality' and despite the many people who feared that this huge 'object' would not fit into the architecture of Paris.


    Today, there is no such aversion anymore among the Parisians, and one could not imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, in fact it has become the symbol of the City of Light.

    It was originally looked upon as a temporary structure, built for the 1889 Worlds Fair. The Worlds Fair coincided with the centenary of the French Revolution.

    For forty years it was the tallest man-made structure in the world.

    The Eiffel Tower was the entrance arch to the Worlds Fair and it was one of a number of designs entered as part of a competition. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel's company won the competition and so the the Tower became known as the Eiffel Tower. However, it was Morris Koechlin, an employee of Eiffel that designed the thousand foot structure.

    Koechlin was a junior employees of the Eiffel Construction Business which specialised in the designing and building of bridges and viaducts al over the world. one of his first jobs was to design the framework for the Statues of Liberty.

    His first design for the tower was rejected by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel as it was very plain and lacked 'class' and it was only after adding more graceful, ornate features that Eiffel decided to enter it for the competition. Eiffel also stated that he would finance the project to 80% of the cost of construction.

    The original idea was for the tower to be dismantled after a twenty year period. However, it was so well built and engineered that it was decided to leave it in position. The various parts (of which there were thousands) were so well engineered that not even one had to be returned to workshops for alteration After the first year of opening so much money had be raised from people visiting the tower that the cost of construction was covered and Eiffel became rich.

    Alexandre Gustave Eiffel conducted experiments on the tower such as using it as a giant pendulum, a pressure gauge, an instrument for measuring air resistance and atmospheric pressure. In 1898 it was discovered that the tower could also be used a magnificent radio tower. Consequently the Eiffel Tower was saved.
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    It is the ideal destination and I truly love especially Eiffel Tower and Montmartre Hill. I’d definitely recommend travelers to take a tour towards this place.

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    Best Romantic place with Glorious History.

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    Best place to visit.!!

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    Would be an amazing thing i am sure and also acadia national park tour from new york is one of those activities that works big time for all those parts which is truly decent and working.

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    Eiffel Tower is the most popular attractions of Paris. I have been visit there about few years ago with my friends. I had a lot of experience there. It is an ideal attractions for history lovers. So I suggest you must visit there and can get more information about it.

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    The Eiffel tower is the great tower in the world, many people whose not visited in Paris, but they know about this tower and like it. I visited many times of this tower, but every visit I feel I saw the first time. I love its structure and shapes of this tower. This tower is a great attraction in Paris. I want to visit again when I will visit Paris. Can anyone share his personal experience and information about this tour please share with us?

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    Yeah tomammi! I agree with you. Really, Eiffel tower is one of the most beautiful and popular attraction for tourists. I personally visited there and it is my favourite attraction in Paris. Your have shared nice image of Eiffel tower and beautiful night view.


    I really enjoyed at New york to niagara falls bus tour

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    I would like to say that all the members shared massive information about Eiffel tower. I have it those things about his attraction. Which I have no idea about yet. I appreciate all of you guys on this nice sharing. In future, also share this kind of information. Good job. Keep it up. By the way,. I explore this attraction after my niagara falls tours new jersey.

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    I feel glad to know that you like my sharing image and now I really glad to know that you have shared good point of view about this attraction of Paris. I like it and now I want to share with you I want to go there again and again in my travelling life. so sure Iw ill try to go there for having fun soon in my life. So Wants your plan to go Paris once again?

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