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Paris 2009

Paris 2009
The Eiffel Tower

Built: 1887-1889 for 1889 Universal Exhibition and Centennial of the French Revolution.

Engineers : Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier

Architect : Stephen Sauvestre

Contractor : Gustave Eiffel

Tower inaugurated: March 31, 1889

Number of Workers Killed during Construction: 1

Steps to Top: 1665 (Official Eiffel Tower Website)

Steps walkable by visitors 704 (Ground to 2nd floor)

Rivets: 2,500,000

Steel pieces: 18,038

Height: 300.51 meters (986 feet) (+/- 15 cm depending on temperature)

Height including television antenna: 320.755 meters (1052 feet)

Weight: 7,000 tons (1,000 tons removed during 1990's renovation)

Base: 412 feet square, although also noted as about 2.5 acres

Foundation Pressure: 58.26 to 64 psi (9000 psf)

Paint: 50 tons every 7 years

Paint Color: Dark Brown

Lighting : 352 projectors of 1000 watts

First TV transmission: 1957

First Radio Transmission: 1918

Maximum sway in wind: 12 cm

Visibility on a clear day: 67 kilometers (42 miles)

Maria Zarębska, Peter, Zucchi57, Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo

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╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
***********************Thank you for your visits, much appreciated.************************

****************************Merci de vos visites, très apprécié******************************
5 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
merveilleuse notre Dame de Fer mon amie ! bien vu !*******************
Belle journée et de gros bisous June♫
5 years ago.
 Serafin Camacho
Serafin Camacho
5 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exceptional capture and info!

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5 years ago.
Thanks for sharing!
Terrific Shot!!

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The Hawk's Aerie!!
5 years ago.
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5 years ago.
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5 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A lovely image of this great tourist attraction. The view from the top is pretty good too!
Have a great weekend, June.
5 years ago.
Nicely seen and captured!
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5 years ago.
Belle prise de notre Tour Eiffel !!
5 years ago.
RHH club
Wonderful shot, June. Thanks for the visit and invitation.
5 years ago.
 Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou club
5 years ago.
 Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
BEautiful ! Paris is Paris !
5 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Fine image and thanks for the info!
5 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
5 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Excellent picture, June !
5 years ago.

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