Landmark Facts

Landmark Facts: Gustave Eiffel had an apartment for himself at the top of the Eiffel Tower.


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Landmark Fact: The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by 5.9 inches (15 cm) due to temperature changes.


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Facts about Landmark: The Eiffel Tower was going to be demolished in 1909, but was saved because it was repurposed as a giant radio antenna.


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Fact about Landmark: The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent.


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Landmark Information: 1,665 steps are needed to climb all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower.


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Information about Landmark: Con artist Victor Lustig 'sold' the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer.


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Landmark Facts: A woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel 'married' the Eiffel Tower in 2007.


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Landmark Fact: There are 20,000 light bulbs on the Eiffel Tower.


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Facts about Landmark: The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.98 million people in 2011.


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Fact about Landmark: There are over 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower around the world.


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Landmark Information: Inventor Franz Reichelt died by jumping from the Eiffel Tower while testing a parachute of his own design.


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Information about Landmark: The paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs as much as 10 elephants.


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