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At one mention of Paris silhouette of the famous Eiffel Tower rises up in the imagination. This glorified symbol is considered to be the main attraction throughout France. The tower is named after its designer Gustav Eiffel. Eiffel himself called it ” tour de 300 metres,” a folk name is “La dame de fer”. It is a popular tourist attraction, which annually hosts more than 6 million visitors. The tower has become the most visited and photographed tourist attraction of the world.
The creation of Gustave Eiffel is 129 years old on the 6 of May. On this occasion, we decided to learn more about the Eiffel Tower and now we share with you the most interesting facts about the most famous building in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is beautiful at any time of day and night. In the sunny morning, she looks young, thin and elegant, and with the onset of dusk is highlighted and looks even more spectacular. At the Eiffel Tower in Paris, a light show takes place for 5 minutes each night before dawn. And during the New Year, the tower shimmed for ten minutes every hour. A particularly beautiful tower during the New Year holidays, when its designs are decorated with colorful lights of bright lights.
The Eiffel Tower was built in two years, two months and five days. On the ground floor, there is a restaurant where serving national cuisine. At the second floor, guests are welcome to stand in a spacious sightseeing area. And when you climbed to the third floor of the tower, you can look into the preserved to this day the office of Gustave Eiffel. From the windows of the cabinet you can admire the surroundings of the French capital.
The tower repeatedly changed the color – from yellow to reddish brown. The last decades, the Eiffel Tower is invariably painted in the so-called “Brown-Eiffel” color – officially patented, close to the natural tint of the bronze. The Eiffel Tower is painted with three different shades of color. The darkest is used at the base of the tower, and the brightest color on the top. It is covered with 60 tons of paint every 7 years to protect against corrosion.
In the winter of 2004/2005, the ice rink was launched for the first time in the Eiffel Tower for advertising Paris as a candidate for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Since then the rink on the first floor of the tower is flooded regularly.
An interesting incident happened with a woman who jumped from the Eiffel Tower. She fell to the roof of the car and then married the owner of the car.
Under the first balcony, on all four sides of the parapet the names of 72 distinguished French scientists and engineers, as well as those who made a special contribution to the creation of Gustave Eiffel, were imprinted.
There are a large number of copies of the Eiffel Tower in the world of a wide variety of sizes because all want to have the part of Paris. Special for you we create this amazing Paris vinyl clock! It is for everyone who loves France, Paris and all wonderful and exciting!