Eiffel Tower Hight : The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair. When the Eiffel Tower was built, it was the tallest building in the world. To date, the tower has a height of 324 meters, which is comparable to the height of a traditional 81-storey building.
This building without an antenna spire is the second tallest building in France, after the city of Mio (French: French). This three storied tower is open for tourists 365 days a year. This tower is one of the top buildings in the world visited by tourists by buying tickets.
Tourism Of Eiffel Tower
For the last several years, about 65 lakh to 70 lakh migrants come to visit the Eiffel Tower every year. In 2007, 69.60 lakh people entered the tower, the highest. Since the 1960s, the number of tourists has increased since the development of ‘mass tourism’. According to a survey conducted in 2009, 75% of the tourists who visited that year were foreigners. Of these, 43% were from Western Europe and 2% from Asia.
History Of Eiffel Tower Hight
On the occasion of the centenary of the French Revolution in 1889, a global fair was organized. The government wanted build a tower as the entrance to this fair. The government had three main conditions for this tower
- The height of the tower should be 300 meters.
- The tower must be of iron.
- The distance between the four main pillars of the tower should be 125 meters. 107 engineers gave designs on this proposal, of which Gustav Eiffel’s project was approved. Maurice Koechlin, mile Nuggi were the structural engineers for the project and Stéphane Sauvestre was the architect. 300 workers together completed the Eiffel Tower in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. It was inaugurated on 31 March 1889 and from 6 May this tower was opened to the public.
Although the Eiffel Tower was a symbol of the industrial revolution of the time and was widely appreciated by the general public during the global fair, the construction was criticized by some celebrities. All the newspapers of the time were full of censure letters written by the Parisian arts community. Ironically, many of the eminent personalities who initially condemned the tower were those who changed their opinion with the changing times. Among such figures was the famous musician Charl Guno, who in the newspaper “Le Temps” of February 14, 1887, called the Eiffel Tower an insult to Paris. He later changed his mind and composed a concert in appreciation of the Eiffel Tower.
The initial idea was that the Eiffel Tower would only last for 20 years and be destroyed in 1909. But during these 20 years, the tower attracted tourists so much and was considered so useful from a scientific point of view that instead of demolishing it, it was decided to preserve it as a world heritage.
Shape : Eiffel Tower
The four pillars of the tower are built in four major directions and the pillars are named according to the same directions such as – North Pillar, South Pillar, East Pillar and West Pillar. At present, the North Pillar, South Pillar and East Pillar have ticket houses and entrances, from where people can purchase tickets and enter the tower.
The north and east pillars have lift facilities and the south pillars have stairs leading to the first and second floors. There are also two other private lifts in the south column, one of which is a service lift and the other is for the restaurant ‘La Jules Vernes’ located on the second floor.
First Floor Of Eiffel Tower
The area of the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, situated at a height of 57 meters, is 4200 square meters, which has a capacity to accommodate 3000 people simultaneously. Surrounding the floor is a lattice balcony on the outside with panoramic tables and binoculars for the convenience of tourists, from which tourists can have a view of the other historical buildings of the city of Paris. There is also a glass-walled restaurant in which tourists can sit and enjoy the beauty of the city while savoring a variety of cuisines. There is also a cafeteria as well.
Second Floor Of Eiffel Tower
The area of the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, situated at a height of 115 meters, is 1650 square meters, which has a capacity to accommodate 1600 people simultaneously. The best view of Paris is from the second floor, which can be seen up to a distance of 70 km when the weather is clear. A cafeteria and a souvenir shop are located on this floor.
Third Floor Of Eiffel Tower
At a height of 275 meters, the third floor of the Eiffel Tower has an area of 350 square meters, which has a capacity to accommodate 400 people simultaneously. This floor is covered with glass from all sides. Gustave Eiffel’s glass office is also located here. Migrants can see it from outside. A wax statue of Gustav Eiffel is also kept in this office. There is a sub-floor above the third floor which can be accessed by stairs. There is a lattice around this sub-floor and many binoculars are placed here to take a look at the beauty of Paris. Above this there is a second sub-floor where access is prohibited. Here are antennas for broadcasting radio and television.
Eiffel Tower At Night
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated every night after dark until 1 o’clock (and until 2 in the summer) so that the tower can be seen from afar. On the night of December 31, 1999, the Eiffel Tower was illuminated with another 20,000 bulbs to mark the arrival of the new century, causing the tower to twinkle for about 5 minutes every hour. Since people appreciated this flicker a lot, we can still see this flicker every hour after dark.