FAQ's about Eiffel
On this page you will
find answers to some of the most popular questions about
Tower as well as some less
known interesting facts.
Why was the Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the French Revolution.
What is the
Eiffel Tower’s height and
The Eiffel Tower has 2.5 million rivets holding
together its 18,038 parts weighing 7,300 tons and measuring
1,050ft in height.
When was the
Eiffel Tower built?
On March 31, 1889, Gustave Eiffel
presided over the inauguration of the tower in Paris named after him. It was opened to the public
five weeks later. The building of the
Eiffel Tower lasted 26 months.
Other interesting facts
about the Eiffel Tower:
Between 1925 and 1934,
the Eiffel Tower served as a giant billboard advertising
Citroen. (see picture bellow-right)
The Eiffel Tower was the highest structure in the
world until the construction of the Chrysler Building in New
York in 1930.
Every seven years, the tower is coated with 50 tons
of paint to protect it from rust.
The design of the tower met with huge disapproval
from the artistic community in Paris. They relented when it
attracted two million visitors in its first
On a hot day, expansion of metal on the side facing
the sun may cause the top of the tower to bend three inches
away from the sun.
In 1925, a conman twice 'sold' the
tower for scrap.
In 2002, the Eiffel Tower celebrated
receiving its 200 millionth visitor.
Gustave Eiffel also designed the
interior support structure for the Statue of Liberty.
When Hitler invaded France, the
French cut the lift cables on the tower to ensure that he had to walk up the stairs if he wanted to
reach the top.
Eiffel Tower in Paris