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The Eiffel Tower is one of the most important landmarks of the French capital Paris, and one of the most famous tourist places frequented by tourists from around the world to visit and take memorial photos, spend the beautiful and distinctive times inside its floors and wonderful restaurants, and see the picturesque scenery and sunset clearly because of its strategic location, where the far northwest To the Champ de Mars park, near the Seine.
What did the Eiffel Tower do?
The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower, construction work began in January 1887 AD, and ended in March 1889 AD. It was created by engineer Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Paris, and was considered at that time as the highest building in the world, reaching a height of 324 meters, the tower is composed Of (18038) pieces of kneading iron, which is wrought iron used in construction, and contains (2500,000) thermally fastened nails, and 7300 tons of iron, and the tower is covered with about 60 tons of paint periodically every seven years to protect iron from corrosion, as it is painted There are three different steps, starting with the dark degree at the base of the tower, and the lightest steps at the top due to SPB Height of the towering.
Information about the Eiffel Tower
- The pieces were assembled at the factory using bolts at first, then replaced with thermally fastened screws, which achieve a strong fixation and shrink when cooled.
- The upward curved columns are based on concrete foundations with a pressure force of three to four tons per square centimeter.
- Each concrete base is connected to the other by walls, and the construction of the foundations took about five months.
- The parts of the tower were assembled using small steam cranes and wooden scaffolding, about 12 temporary wooden scaffolding for a height of 30 meters, and four large scaffolding with a length of 40 meters, and the assembly process continued for 21 months.
- The number of degrees of the tower is 1665 degrees.
- About 50 Eiffel Tower designers and engineers worked on the design.
- About 150 workers worked on making tower parts in the factory.
- About 150 to 300 workers worked on the tower construction site.
- In the year 1889 AD, the number of visitors reached about 2 million visitors, yet many people did not like it at the beginning, as many artists and writers described it, with a hateful column of sheet metal.
- The Eiffel Tower is a source of inspiration, as there are miniature versions of it in various places in the world, such as Las Vegas, Romenia, China, Kazakhstan and Copenhagen.
- The tower has all kinds of lighting throughout its history, from kerosene to electricity.
Uses of the Eiffel Tower
- Use for radio and television broadcasting.
- It has been used as a laboratory for many scientists, researchers, and engineers, such as experiments related to power, observation, or free fall.
- There are two restaurants in the Eiffel Tower, allowing visitors a panoramic view of the city of Paris, providing visitors and tourists with services.