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Facts about the Eiffel Tower
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We have gathered together here, in this and the following 10 pages, most of the facts about the Eiffel tower and its designer, Gustave Eiffel. This list of hopefully ‘Fun Facts about the Eiffel Tower’, with a number of pictures of the Eiffel Tower by itself and is organized as follows to provide a comprehensive History of the Eiffel Tower:

                                           Important Facts about the Eiffel TowerThe following is a summary of the interesting facts about the Eiffel tower:

  • 300 iron workers, for the two years 1887-89;
  • 2.5 million rivets;
  • 15,000 pieces of iron;
  • 40 tons of paint;
  • High wind sway of at most 12 cm;
  • Temperature dependant height variation of 15 cm or less;
  • 1652 steps from the 2nd level to the top level;
  • Total height in 1889: 300.51 meters [985 feet, 11 inches];
  • Total height with television mast: 320.755 meters [1052 feet, 4 inches];
  • Base area: 10,281.96 Sq. meters [2.54 acres];
  • Foundation weight: 277,602 kg [306 tons];
  • Iron structure weight: 7.34 million kg [8092.2 tons];
  • Elevator systems weight: 946,000 kg [1042.8 tons];
  • Total tower weight: 8.56 million kg [9441 tons];
  • Pressure on foundation: 4.1 to 4.5 kg/square cm;
  • There are 1,665 steps to the summit and not, as popularly
    believed, 1,792 steps representing the year of the First French Republic.

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