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Eiffel Tower - Tour Eiffel

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Eiffel Tower - Tour Eiffel - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama was taken at the base of the Eiffel Tower - probably the most visited tourist attraction in Paris. From the top is a panoramic view over the Paris skyline, showing all the sights the city has to offer. This photograph was taken on the south side of the Eiffel Tower, and the pictures show the vast crowds of people waiting to take the lifts up. The waiting time was about 2 hours at the time I was there. One of the easiest ways to pick out the Eiffel tour on the satellite view of the Google map is by the vast shadow it casts.

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The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) is the iconic attraction of Paris, standing at the end of the Parc du Champ de Mars and visible for miles around, especially when illuminated at night. This panorama shows the area around the base of the Eiffel Tower, where tourists wait to get to the lifts. Through the arches of the structre, looking northwest, are the Jardins du Trocadero, which rises up to the museums within the Palais de Chaillot, which contains the Museum of Man and the Théâtre National de Chaillot. In the other direction, the vast Parc du Champ de Mars stretches away from the Eiffel Tower to the military school (Ecole Minitaire). The Musée du Quai Branly is also next to the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower - Facts

  • The Eiffel Tower is 324m tall, the height of an 81 story building.
  • On opening in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure on earth, a position it retained until the building of the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.
  • The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,000 tonnes, 7,300 tonnes of which is the iron structure.
  • The tower is made of 18,038 pieces of puddled iron which are held together by two and a half million rivets and took 300 workers to construct.
  • Only one worker died during the construction of the Eiffel Tower, a remarkable achievement at the time.
  • Thermal expansion of metal facing the sun on sunny days can cause the shaded side to tilt away from the sun by up to 18cm.
  • It is the second-tallest structure in France after the 2004 Millau Viaduct.
  • 50 to 60 tonnes of paint are used on the Eiffel Tower every seven years to protect it from rust.
  • The Eiffel Tower was only meant to stand for 20 years and was due for demolition in 1909.


Tour Eiffel
5 avenue Anatole France
Champ de Mars
75007 Paris


Metro: Champ du Mars / Tour Eiffel (Line 6)

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