The iron structure called the Eiffel Tower that stands in Paris is known to everyone as the symbol of France. But what is there to know about it. Anyone who has not yet visited the Eiffel Tower wonders how tall the building actually is.
The symbol of Paris and France
The tower was built on the occasion of the World Exhibition (Expo) 1889 , which was to serve as the entrance gate. The project was launched as early as 1884 and construction took place between January 1887 and March 1889. In the first few years, the Parisians were not very enthusiastic about it, because they found it a hideous sight and it would destroy the cityscape.
In any case, it was only supposed to be part of the city for 20 years and then be demolished. But one found use in the building. Because of its enormous height, it has been used by many radio and television broadcasters . The first European radio broadcast was broadcast on it in 1921 and in 1935 the first television broadcast was broadcast worldwide.
There are also several weather stations on the Eiffel Tower. During World War II, he helped American soldiers send messages home. It is now very popular, not only with the locals, but also with people from all over the world. After all, it has a number of visitors of seven million every year, because the breathtaking view of Paris remains unforgettable.
The Eiffel Tower has a height of 324 m
This dimension refers to the height from the ground to the top of the antenna . Without antenna it has a height of around 300 m . Hard to believe, but the altitude is not always the same, because climatic and weather influences can change the altitude a little. The material either contracts or expands as a result of the cold and heat. According to records, the greatest differences were up to 20 cm. Until 1929, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world.
Overall, the building has three floors , which of course are at different heights. The lowest viewing platform with the largest area is located at almost 58 m height. The second floor is almost 116 m high. The first two floors offer visitors souvenir shops as well as some restaurants. The top floor is a long way from the second floor. It measures 276 m . Here you have a wonderful view of Paris and you can also visit the champagne bar and the former office of Gustav Eiffel, the architect.
To get an idea of the height of 324 m, it can be compared with other architectural structures. The Statue of Liberty is 93 m much smaller, the Jesus Statue in Rio is even smaller with 38 m . The Q1 Tower in Australia is only one centimeter smaller and therefore has pretty much the same height .