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The Eiffel Tower
Transcript of The Eiffel Tower
Who built it?
Gustave Eiffel's Company built it which is why it was named after him.
It cost eight million francs which was US$1.5 Million 1890 dollars, but US$34 Million 2007 dollars.
Located in Champ de Mars in Paris, France. Next to the Seine River that flows through Paris.
It was first planned out around 1884.
What is it Made of?
It took more than 18,000 pieces of puddle iron, a type of wrought iron used in construction, and 2.5 million rivets to build the Eiffel Tower.
These are the measurements of the different sections of the Eiffel Tower.
It took around two years and two months to build.
The Eiffel tower was finished March 31,1889.
48º 51' 32" North/002º 17' 45" East
The Eiffel tower weighs approximately 10,000 tons, 7.3 thousand of them being the metal.
Did you know?
Around 110,231 pounds of paint are added to the Eiffel Tower every 7 years to keep it from rusting.
It has had over 250 million visitors since its opening.
Only 1 person has died from The Eiffel Tower and he was not an engineer.
The French name for The Eiffel Tour is La Tour Eiffel
The nickname is La dame de fer which is French for "iron lady"
If We Lived Here
If we lived in the time The Eiffel Tower was built we would NOT help build the tower because it is very dangerous. What we would do is both help build and keep safe because this can give us money because of the Tourism.
Map of Location
Table of Contents(S3)
S2)Picture of the Tower
S3)Table Of Contents
S5)Who built it
S9)What is it Made of
S11)Did You Know (Int. Fact)
Stop The Tower
Tour of the Tower
Visit the military bunker of the Eiffel Tower, under the Champs de Mars
The Eiffel Tower is now 125 years old.
This is a picture of The Eiffel Tower on the map.
S13)Age (of the tower)
S15)If We Lived Here
S16)Map Of Location
S17)Stop The Tower
S18)Tour of the Tower
S21)Main Page (again)
When the Eiffel Tower was built, people wanted it down and not up. The reason was that they thought it was a bad idea because it was dangerous. People thought of it as a suicidal building because people can jump off like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
California. Also people thought it can collapse and fall.
In conclusion, The Eiffel Tower is a tall tourist attraction in Paris France. It Stands 325 meters tall and weights 10k tons an has about 110.2k of paint added to the tower every 7 years to keep from rusting. I recommend going to this great place.
Learn about the workings of the impressive engine room and see how the Tower's elevators operate