During a long time I had a dream: knowing Paris. Last year I spent 4 days in Paris and it was the best time of my life.
The Eiffel tower has 3 floors and 669 stairs until the second floor.
There is a lift if you prefer, but I recommend you go by stairs until the second floor because you can see the structure from close and it is really amazing.
Inside the tower you can find restaurants, many gift shops and an ice skating rink in the winter.
This monument was built to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to show France´s industrial prowess to the world, in the exhibit of the World Fair of 1889.
Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier did the original drawings for the monument, but Gustave Eiffel (French civil engineer) became famous because of the tower. The structure was temporary and would be removed after 20 years, but he didn´t allow his favorite structure to disappear.
He transformed the tower in an indispensable tool for the scientific community, building a meteorology laboratory on the third floor. But it was the tower´s looming height that saved it from extinction, because during the World War I, it was used as a wireless telegraph transmitter to communicate with ships in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nowadays the Eiffel Tower receives more than 7 million people per year and enchants us with her beauty. This structure is not just a Paris´s landmark, it´s a
world’s landmark, like they call her: The Iron Lady.
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