The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the Universal Exposition celebrating the centenary of the French Revolution.
Contractor: Gustave Eiffel & Cie.
Engineers: Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier.
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre.
Studies began: 1884.
Construction : 1887 - 1889 (2 years, 2 months and 5 days).
Total weight: 10,000 tons.
1889 (height with flag): 312.27m
1991 (height with antenna): 317.96m
1994 (height with antenna): 318.70m
2000 (height with antenna): 324.00m
Until the construction of the Chrysler Building in 1930 by William Van Allen, architect, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world.
The Tower is repainted every 5 years, necessitating 50 tons of paint.
From 1889 to date the Eiffel Tower welcomed more than 200 million visitors.
I cropped sides of the original posted in the workshop.
Critiques | Translate
jiekuan (332) 2005-07-07 4:47
What a new angle for this classic tower! Good composition, and you do what people don't do!! you capture from awesome angle, and the picture is awesome!!!!
pepo (169) 2005-07-07 4:52
hehe good one.
I also did a few from that exact position!!! I even did one where my head and the head of a friend appear from the 2 opposit corners!
You alsmot go it in the perfect centre. If you do some cropping you can actually make it perfectly symmetric!
thor68 (5586) 2005-07-07 5:25
great shot, amol! :-)
very unusual angle for the eiffel-tower
- awesome idea, great eye.
Albrecht (11279) 2005-07-07 9:02
Great POV and an original and good shot. Only the quality is not so good.
dumaresq_ca (1892) 2005-07-07 9:23
Belle prise de vue: j'aime bien!
Ma version (http://www.treklens.com/gallery/Europe/France/photo36865.htm) de la même photo...
Quentin (5280) 2005-07-20 17:43
Hi Amol. Very artistic picture ! I really like this untypical view of Eiffel Tower. Bye Quentin
Salil_B (737) 2005-11-23 10:52
Has anybody ever photographed the Tower from this angle? Good job. A different perspective is always welcome.
Nikofan (1090) 2006-07-07 16:33
I guess anyone(me included) thook to make it!
Beautiful geometrical composition.
Well, well done!
Ghivelder (0) 2006-09-03 12:08
Really beautiful. Makes me dizzy...