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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Eiffel Tower

By Maddie - 2 min read

Arguably one of the most recognized monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower is iconic and symbolic of the City of Lights. So today, let’s test your Eiffel Tower expertise.

Did you know that Paris is the most tagged city on EyeEm? And, of course, one of the most photographed monuments in Paris is the Eiffel Tower. Arguably one of the most recognized monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower is iconic and symbolic of the City of Lights.

So today, let’s test your Eiffel Tower expertise. Ready?

  • When it is very hot, the tower can grow up to 18 centimeters.

  • Its first paint job cost 60,000 gold francs.

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  • The structure is painted different shades from the bottom up to give the impression that it is one color.

  • 100% of of the energy consumed by the tower comes from renewable energy sources.

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    By Taylor Butters

  • The Eiffel Tower houses over 200 fire extinguishers.

  • The Eiffel Tower was initially constructed with 18,038 different parts.

  • The original structure connected the second level with the top part by a spiral staircase that was removed in 1983.

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    By Joe Cooper

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    By Roger Lay

    All facts about the Eiffel Tower were found on the official Eiffel Tower website.

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