10 Fun Facts about the Eiffel Tower

1. Built as a temporary structure for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair).

2. The construction took two years, two months, and five days.

3. Sixty tons of paint is required to paint the Eiffel Tower every seven years.

4. The temperature change alters the tower’s height by up to fifteen centimetres or six inches.

5. Three levels of access are provided to visitors to enjoy fascinating view of the Paris city.

6. The tower’s designer, Gustave Eiffel had built an apartment on the top floor of the tower.

7. It houses a secret apartment, which was used by Thomas Edison during his visit.

8. Receives over seven million people’s viewership annually, making it one of the most visited landmarks globally.

9. An iconic site for marriage proposals that records close to three hundred proposals witnessed each year.

10. The tallest man-made structure till the introduction of the Chrysler Building in the New York City.

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