The Eiffel Tower, a picturesque and iconic landmark in Paris, has been added six meters in height after a new digital radio antenna was installed at the top. A video shows a helicopter carrying the antenna to the top of the tower and technicians installing it at a dizzying height. The tower, designed by and named after Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century, now stands 330 meters after the digital audio antenna was attached to the top.
When this spectacular monument was under construction, it surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world. It held the title for four decades until the Chrysler Building in New York was crowned in 1929. However, it was used for broadcast transmissions for over 100 years, with the height of its top changing several times as aging antennas were replaced. . The new six-meter antenna was fixed to improve digital radio coverage and broadcast nearly 30 DTT channels and 23 radio stations to 12 million in Ile-de-France, according to the translation of the tweets into French.
🇬🇧 This new 6 meter antenna, installed by @TDFgroupe, will improve digital radio coverage (DAB+). It joins the other antennas that allow TDF to broadcast nearly 30 TNT channels and 32 radio stations to 12 million Ile-de-France residents.
📸F. michael#toureiffel330M pic.twitter.com/w5cVSQdA73
— The Eiffel Tower (@LaTourEiffel) March 15, 2022
History of the spectacular Eiffel Tower
In the video, a helicopter was seen carrying the antenna to the top of the tower while workers were seen coordinating with the man in the helicopter. The picturesque monument has got extra meters added to its height. The new antenna will be used to transmit digital radio for the Capital Region. The masterpiece was built in 1889 to a design by architect Gustave Eiffel but was to be dismantled 20 years later. In order to save it, Eiffel endeavored to give it a scientific vocation, installing weather monitoring equipment and encouraging its use for astronomical observation. It was its role as an important radio transmitter tower, initially for the military, that saved it from destruction, according to its official history.