This unusual view of the eiffeiltower reminds me to a caleidoskope.
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.
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- Copyright: Erwin Fugger (Erwinf) (584)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital IXUS
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part XIII], Eiffel toworld [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-09 13:44