Top 5 Facts About Eiffel Tower You Didn't Know About

The Eiffel Tower was built in Paris, France as a temporary structure for the Universal Exhibition in 1889 in Paris. The tower has been visited by millions of people and remains one of the tallest structures worldwide.
Here's 10 facts about the Eiffel Tower you probably didn't know:

  • The Eiffel Tower has 18,038 pieces of real steel and I weights a total of 7,175 tonnes. These steels are connected by 2.5 million rivets.

  • The Eiffel Tower has been visited by more than 220 million people. The towel attracts Birdmen, Parachutists and even cyclists. Some of the 220 million people take lifts, and others use the 1,665 steps.

  • The Tower is lit by about 20,000 lights that were installed in 2003. The bulbs are put on after dusk. The Eiffel Tower is lit by 352 1000-watt projectors.

  • The Eiffel Tower is 300.5m - 320.8m tall with its antenna. It shrinks by about 15cm due to how hot or cold it becomes. Its surfaces are painted every ten years with 60 tonnes of paint.

  • The Tower was completed by a workforce of about 300 steelworkers in 14 months and 5 days. It was the tallest building ever before Chrysler Building was built in New York in 1930.