Photographer's Note

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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