- The Eiffel Tower illuminates 20,000 every day.
- The tower was only meant to last 20 years.
- Before Paris, it had to be made in Barcelona.
Today is March 31! The day is celebrated as Eiffel Tower Day to honor the inaugural anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. In 1899 it was first unveiled in front of the world and since then it has been loved by many. The Eiffel Tower is one of the remarkable wonders of the world. The tower is 1,063 feet tall and overlooks the city of Paris. He embarked on the path of modern engineering and Western civilization. As this glorious architecture ages a year today, let’s dig deep to know some unknown facts about this beauty.
Unknown facts about the Eiffel Tower
- When the Eiffel Tower was being built, it was called “disastrous”, “ridiculous” and “useless”. People at that time believed that building this structure was impossible.
- It is painted in 3 different shades of brown, the darkest at the top and the lightest at the bottom.
- It shrinks in the winter, the tower metal shrinks.
- It took 26 months to create this mega tower.
- There is a secret chamber at the top of the tower, which is made for the architect Gustave Effiel.
- Countries like Las Vegas, Pakistan and Russia have copied the structure of this monument
- The Tower was only meant to last 20 years! Because Gustave Eiffel only had a 20-year permit to use the land.
- It is painted every 6 to 7 years and requires 50,000 kilograms (110 tons) of paint to cover it.
- 7,000,000 people visit the Eiffel Tower each year, 75% of whom are international visitors.
- It has 20,000 flickering light bulbs and its electricity consumption is 7,500,000 Kilowatt per year.
- The light used on the tower falls under the copyright law of France and must obtain government approval before publishing its photo anywhere.
- The Eiffel Tower received its status as the tallest structure in the world for 41 years.
- The Eiffel Tower was “sold” by a crook to a scrap dealer.
- The Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be built in Barcelona.
- It has 6 elevators that perform 100 climbs per day.