Eiffel Tower (Paris France)

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In History
  • Proyect presentation

    Proyect presentation
    The project for the construction of the Eiffel Tower was based on responding to a competition published in the Official Gazette on the occasion of the Universal Exposition of 1889. Gustave Eiffel's project was chosen.
  • Start of works

    Start of works
    The first excavations were carried out in January 1887, the first floor was completed in April 1888, and the second floor in August of that year.
  • Inauguration

    Inauguration
    The Eiffel Tower was inaugurated on the 31st to commemorate the first centenary of the French Revolution.
  • Opening

    Opening
    On March 5 it was open to all public
  • Military radio

    Military radio
    It was used for the military and also helped in World War II
  • Radio

    Radio
    The first public radio broadcast
  • The tallest building in the world.

    The tallest building in the world.
    Forty years after its construction, the Eiffel Tower obtained the title of tallest building in the world.
  • 1960

    1960
    In World War II, Hitler ordered its demolition but the French army refused
  • 1994

    1994
    In a negotiation between Charles de Gaulle and the mayor of Montreal, the Eiffel Tower almost moved to Canada
  • Lighting renovation

    Lighting renovation
    The tower lighting was renovated in 2003. This required the work of 25 climbers for 5 months and 20,000 light bulbs.
  • Anniversary

    Anniversary
    In 2014 its 150th anniversary was celebrated
  • Nowadays

    Nowadays
    Today the Eiffel Tower is the icon of Paris and the symbol of France, it is also one of the tourist places with the most visits, receiving the amount of more than 7 million people a year.