12 Unknown Facts about the Wonderful Eiffel Tower

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Paris, the City of Lights, is surely one of the most amusing cities in the world, which offers a wide range of things to see and do. The city is rich with its iconic structures and historical monuments. One of the most attractive architectural wonders is the amazing Eiffel Tower that attracts tourists from all around the world to Paris. However, there are many facts about the Eiffel Tower that are unknown to most of the people, and some of them are listed below.

  • It requires around 60 tons of paint to repair the iconic Eiffel Tower, and it is done every 7 years.
  • Have you heard the famous Beatles song “I am the walrus”? Semolina Pilchard, who is featuring in this song, climbed up the Eiffel Tower in that song.
  • In 1923, the French organist, composer, and pedagogue, Pierre Labric cycled down the Eiffel Tower stairs to win a bet; only to get arrested by the local police later.
  • The names of 72 engineers, mathematicians, and scientists, who contributed to the construction of this architectural wonder, are engraved on its sides.
  • A wonderful tower- shaped $10 Coins Mountain was launched last year to mark and celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower by the British Virgin Islands.
  • Don’t get scared if you feel like sliding a bit when you are on the top of the Eiffel Tower, because the Tower oscillates around 2 to 3 inches (6-7 centimeters) with the wind.
  • The most wonderful thing about the Eiffel Tower is the sparkling light show that happens every night. It takes 20,000 light bulbs to illuminate this iconic tower.
  • Do you want to explore the top floor of this amazing structure and view the eye-popping sight from the top floor? All you have to do is to pay 15 Euros to take the lift up there.
  • A stair climbing competition was organized in the Eiffel Tower, by a local newspaper in 1905. A. M. Forestier won the competition by taking 3 minutes and 12 seconds to climb up the second level of the Tower.
  • The French civil engineer and the architecture, who designed this unbelievable structure, designed a small apartment on the third floor of the Eiffel Tower to entertain his friends. This apartment is now open to the public.
  • There are many other replicas of this amazing architectural wonder in many places of the worlds. One of such replica is located in Las Vegas, and one is situated at the window of the world theme park in Shenzhen of China.
  • It took 2.5 million rivets to join the 18,000 metallic parts, which are used in the construction of the Eiffel Tower.