Eiffel Tower

This is the tallest building in Paris, and reigned forRazi and I  with the view of the Eiffel Tower 40 years as the tallest in the world. The metal lattice-work, formed with very pure structural iron, makes the building both extremely light and able to withstand tremendous wind forces.

One of the reasons that standing on top of the Eiffel Tower feels unique is that the structure is open to the wind, making it seem that one is not actually inside a building. This open structure also allows visitors to look "through" the building - to stand in one part of the building and look through the latticed wall or floor to another part.

The Eiffel Tower was originally built for the 1889 World Fair, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the French Revolution. During construction, it was considered an eyesore by the french, but the criticism was silenced upon completion of the building. Today, a trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower

If you are not going up the tower, there is actually very little to do at this atttraction. You will see more than enough after 20 minutes. If you want to see the best sight of the Eiffel Tower, go to Trocodero Station and beside Le Musée d' Homme you will see the Tower in it's full glory from across the river. It is here, across the gardens and with the fountains that all the "classic postcard" photos of the Eiffel Tower are taken.

 




 

 

 

 

 




Our pictures taken from the top of Eiffel Tower

 

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