What is the name of the most famous tower in Paris?

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Eiffel tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Paris, as it attracts many tourists annually. It was designed by Alexander Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the global exhibition hosted by Paris in the year 1889 AD, which marks the centenary of the French Revolution. The tower that it is one of the greatest architectural achievements in the world, and its height is about 324 meters, and it was the tallest building in the world until the construction of the Empire State Building (in English: Empire State).
Thinking about building the Eiffel Tower began in 1884 AD, then actual construction began in 1887 AD, and its construction was completed on the fifteenth of March 1889 AD, and it was opened to the public on the thirty-first month of March 1889 AD, as this tower was considered a world heritage site UNESCO in 1991 AD, and visitors can climb to it via the stairs or elevator, to reach the observation platforms and restaurants located in it, and enjoy the panoramic view of the city of Paris.

Building the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built in several stages, initially consisting of four huge, arched bases, and fixed on stone piers that bend inward, then a tapered tower was formed, and the construction of this tower required approximately 18,000 pieces of steel that were prepared at the Eiffel Factory in The suburb of Paris, and this tower required 7,300,000 kilograms of wrought iron, and its construction required nearly 2.5 million thermally assembled nails, and sixty tons of paint to preserve the structure, and the tower was repainted eighteen times.

Other information on the Eiffel Tower

There is a lot of information that the Eiffel Tower can be identified through, and it is as follows:

  • The tower was built with wrought iron steel to show the metal as strong as the stone even if it was light in weight.
  • Building the entire Eiffel Tower cost approximately $ 1.5 billion.
  • The sun increased the length of the tower by approximately 15 centimeters.
  • The tower weighs approximately 10,000,000 kilograms, and there are approximately five billion lighting units above the tower.
  • The Eiffel Tower is located in the Champ de Mars park (in French: Champ de Mars) in the 7th district of Paris, near the Seine.
  • The spring and autumn seasons are one of the best times to visit the Eiffel Tower in order to enjoy the pleasant weather and less crowding at this time, in addition to Christmas time, when the tower and the entire city is lit at night.


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