I’m betting that all of you know what the EIffel Tower is! If you don’t (very sad)…the Eiffel Tower is one of the tallest monuments visited by millions of people every year. It is almost an engineering masterpiece. If you want to know more, then keep reading.
As I said before, “It is almost an engineering masterpiece,” is very true. Due to weather changes and the fact that the Eiffel Tower is made out of metal the tower moves 15 centimetres a year. Amazing isn’t it! They should have called it Eiffel’s Moving Tower.
Now I know how much people might hate history but I will have to give you a mini history lesson. Now most of you may know this EIffel Tower was named after Gustave Eiffel, yet he didn’t make the plans for the Eiffel Tower. The person you all should be looking up to and congratulating is Maurice Koechlin. The first time he showed his plans to Gustave he turned him down. Gustave told him to be more ornate and complex with this structure. Maurice came back with the plans just in time in 18887. 100’s of artists had designed plans for the world fair in Paris.The fair was to celebrate the 100 years of the French Revolution. The winner got their structure made in the center of Paris, also known as Champ De-Mars. Of course you all know that Gustave Eiffel and Maurice won.
Now let’s get into some interesting facts!
Did you know that the Paris citizens did not like the thought of a giant metal structure over their heads. In 1909 the Eiffel Tower was almost teared down but the governors voted to keep it as a radio satellite. It saved people’s lives in both WW1 and WW2 by contacting the military. The funniest thing happened when Hitler came to tear down the Eiffel Tower. The French cut down the cables to the tram so thats Hitler and his men had to climb all 1,509 stairs with their heavy equipment. I would’ve just left! The last fact I have to say has got to do with the Eiffel Tower’s paint. Every 7 years the 500 employees working their will get a break as they have hired people to repaint it. Imagine the weight of 10 elephants! Thats how much the paint weighed!
Anyway…I think y’all get what I mean when i say the Eiffel Tower is not just historical but an amazing piece of work that everybody has to see.