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The Eiffel Tower

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Michael O'Deens

on 13 January 2014

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Transcript of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower
BY: Michael O'Deens #ME

Gustave Eiffel spent 7,799,401.31 French gold francs in 1889, or 1.5 million in US dollars which is 92 million today.

Tallest building
The Eiffel Tower was 1,063 feet (324 meters) tall. It was the tallest man made building until the Chrysler building was built in New York in 1930.
The Eiffel Tower averages 25,000 people every day!
Walking Time
On May of 2012 3 of the 4 elevators stopped working. That meant to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower you had to walk up 704 stairs!
The Competition
Gustave Eiffel
Gustave Eiffel was an engineer of the Eiffel Tower. He was a graduate of the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures.
Who built the Eiffel Tower? When was it built?

Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower in 1887 and finished it on March 31,1889.

The Eiffel tower won, the construction of the WROUGHT IRON TOWER began in July 1887.
The Eiffel Tower has 5 billion lights throughout the entire Tower.
The French called the tower: La Dame de Fer,"The Iron Lady."
up! up! up!
The Eiffel Tower has 108 stories and 1,710 stairs.One elevator travels a total of 64,001 miles a year.
Believe it or not
The Eiffel Tower has not one window on the entire building.
Birds Eye view of the Eiffel T wer
Where is it?
The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France (it is one of the most known structures in the world).
Millions of people CLIMB the Eiffel every year.
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Thanks for watching

Why Chose This Structure
I was on my Itouch and ads kept coming up saying come take a tour at the Eiffel Tower and surprisingly I actually read it and was like cool!!
Why did Gustave Eiffel build the Eiffel Tower?
Gustave Eiffel built the Eiffel Tower to honor the victory in the French Revolution.
That was close
In 1909 the Eiffel tower was nearly destroyed. Many people wanted to tear it down for scrap metal.
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