No holiday in Paris is complete without visiting the illustrious and instantly recognisable Eiffel Tower, a wrought iron lattice tower, distinguished for its considerable height to this day. To date, the Eiffel tower has topped the lists of the world’s most visited paid monument, an estimated 7 million people per year.
This 324m epic stature is ingeniously constructed by Gustave Eiffel; the Tower never ceases to wow millions that visit every year.
Throughout its lifetime, Eiffel Tower, the icon of France had both good and bad times, slowly but surely, the Eiffel tower found its place in the hearts of Parisians and well as the hearts of the world.
Due to its extraordinary height as the tallest tower in Europe, in early 1900, officials from the city decided to rescue this famed tower from certain demolition for the sole reason for it to serve as a radiotelegraph station.
Following this verdict, years later during WWI, the Eiffel Tower became the saviour of the people who saved her. The tower intercepted German radio communications that relayed zeppelin alerts and helped recognise the need to dispatch emergency troop support.
The Eiffel tower is reputed for hosting several interesting and often revolutionary events. In 1911, for instance, Theodor Wulf used an electrometer to detect higher levels of radiation at its top than at its base, shedding light on the cosmic ray phenomenon.
There are more than 30 replicas of mini Eiffel Tower structures in various cities around the world. Most of these exact structures are at least half the scale to the original Eiffel tower.
Holding a seat as one of the most recognisable attractions on the planet, Eiffel tower, the complex three-level architecture undertook a major facelift in 1986 and is repainted every seven years.
The breathtaking panoramic views at the top of the massive tower that soars into the romantic skyline are to die for, while the beautiful dainty and nimble lights and the beacon’s shine fill the night sky on the tower.
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