The Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower Project

Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel.Located in Champ de Mars, Paris

-The tallest structure in Paris-Most visited paid monument -Received its 250 million visitor in 2010-324 meters tall-Held title of tallest building for 41 years-More than 18000 pieces of iron-The Eiffel tower is repainted every 7 years starting in 1986

During WWI it was used to send emergency transmissions.During WWII Hitler ordered the destruction of this symbol of France, however, the order was never carried out.During WWII the French fighters cut the cables of the elevator to defend themselves

History

Facts

"Eiffel Tower." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Mar. 2013. Web. 05 Dec. 2013. ."Eiffel Tower." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013. ."Lonely Planet." Paris. N.p.. Web. 3 Dec 2013. .

The inauguration of the tower was in march 1889Originally the Eiffel tower was temporary and was going to be torn down in 1909, however, the french recognised its potential as a radiotelegraph station.

Curve on the outer edges so the tower won’t fall.Shrinks 6 inches in winter.Expands 5.35 inches in summer.2,500,000 rivets.1710 steps.

Connections with Algebra

Paris, the city of love.It has so many touristic places such as the wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Paris’ most glamorous avenue, the Champs-Élysées, the gargoyles Notre Dame cathedral, Sacre Coeur,Musee du Louvre, etc.

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