How tall is the Eiffel Tower

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The length of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is considered one of the most visited tourist areas in Paris, and its number is estimated at approximately seven million visitors annually, and the tower has remained the tallest landmark in the world for 41 years since its construction in 1889, with a total height including broadcast columns 324 meters. The Eiffel Tower weighs about ten thousand and a hundred tons, and it consists of 1665 degrees and can be climbed to its summit using it, but most people use the elevator, so that these elevators travel an estimated distance of one hundred and three thousand kilometers annually; twice the circumference of the globe.

The idea of ​​the Eiffel Tower

The French government organized a competition for the design of an iron tower, so that it will be built at the entrance of the international exhibition held by France in 1889 AD. One hundred and seven planners of the competition were presented, but the design of the winning tower was by engineer and businessman Gustave Eiffel, with the support of engineer Stephen Souffister, and with the assistance of engineers Maurice Cushlin, and Email Nouagher.

Design and construction

The Eiffel Tower was constructed using a wrought iron network, a material related to the concept of the industrial revolution, as it is one of the ferroalloy alloys that were produced to be of low rigidity and high flexibility, which contributed to its use to make arches in the tower, in addition to its use in creating a tower characterized by its lightness and the ability to maintain its strength. The tower is also based on four large pillars, forming an area of ​​125 square meters along each side, before rising together and uniting in the central tower, and the curved nature of the pillars of the tower forms the lifts that were carefully designed for being a relatively recent invention at the time.

Uses of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower has been used in many areas, including the following:

  • Temporary structure, so that the Eiffel Tower was created as a temporary structure during the World Expo to be removed after 20 years, but most citizens of Paris do not want to remove it.
  • A laboratory for the various scientists’ studies that extend from gravity to electricity, so that Gustav Eiffel was careful to preserve the tower, and prevent its dismantling and removal, so he installed a meteorological laboratory on the third floor of the tower and invited the scientists to use it.
  • The tower was used as a radio telegraph transmitter in the year 1910 AD, so that the French army used it to communicate wirelessly with ships in the Atlantic Ocean, as it was used to intercept enemy messages during the First World War.
  • Radio and TV signals are broadcast throughout and around the capital, Paris, as it contains more than 120 broadcast antennas.


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