Interesting facts about Eiffel tower

October 13, 2009 | In: History facts

Eiffel Tower has been named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel.

Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris.

Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years. It gets covered in 3 shades of brown, with the darkest one at the bottom.

Eiffel Tower was initially intended to be dismantled and sold as scrap 20 years after its construction, but this never happened.

The metal structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tonnes, while the entire structure, including non-metal parts, weighs around 10,100 tonnes.

Eiffel Tower hosted the first French radiophonic experiments and also played a crucial role in the inception of French television.

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