-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

History of the Eiffel Tower

Aug 26, 2013

You may know the Eiffel Tower as one of the most famous manmade monuments in the world, and you’d be absolutely right! Read on to learn about the history of the spectacular Eiffel Tower.

Travelers from around the world flock to Paris, France, to visit the Eiffel Tower, or La Tour Eiffel in French, making it the most visited paid monument in the entire world! In fact, in 2010, the Eiffel Tower welcomed its 250 millionth visitor! Talk about a show stopper!

The Eiffel Tower: A History

The Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the celebrated monument. Construction began in January of 1887 and was completed in only two years. Their plan was to finish the tower in time to be the entrance arch for the World’s Fair in 1889. This fair celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the French Revolution, which took place from 1789-1799.

The Height Competition

Located on the Champs de Mars, the tower is the tallest structure in Paris. It was the tallest manmade structure in the world for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York surpassed it. Then the spire atop the tower was added, raising its height to 17 feet taller than the Chrysler Building. It is now 1,063 feet tall! There are two replicas of the Eiffel Tower in the world: a half scale model at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, and a full sized monument of a similar (but not exact) design in Tokyo, Japan.

Construction of The Eiffel TowerConstruction of The Eiffel Tower

Three Shades of Awesome

Some pictures make the Eiffel Tower look like a dark wrought iron color. But it is, in fact, bronze. Not only that, but the tower is actually painted three different shades to make it appear even taller: darkest on the bottom and lightest on the top.

Visiting the Eiffel Tower

If you visit the Eiffel Tower, you can look down upon Paris from three different levels. You can take a lift up to all three levels, or you can challenge yourself by climbing the stairs all the way up to level two. While visiting during the day lets you see Paris far and wide, night time delivers a little more pizzazz. The city, as well as the tower itself, is completely lit up, making it an unforgettable experience!

The Eiffel Tower at NightThe Eiffel Tower at Night

Have Your Say

Have or will you visit the Eiffel Tower is Paris, France? Tell us in our comment section below!

 

37 Comments

Related Stories

Micro handytravelingphrases micro
When traveling in a foreign country, it's daunting when it's not your first language. It's import...
Micro monumentsineurope micro
More than any other continent, Europe is known for its wide selection of manmade historic monumen...
Micro famouseuropeanbeaches micro
Travelling to Europe to see its famous monuments, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Colosseu...
France has always been chic, but lately it's the country du jour! As if playing host to the Canne...
Poll eiffeltower

Would you visit the Eiffel Tower?

  • I already have!
  • Absolutely, I'll go straight to the top!
  • I'm not interested.
  • I'd like to see it, but I'm afraid of heights.

General In The Forums

SnowflakeAngelKitten
"unicornsrule626" wrote: I'm board and i want to recreate my list XD It's grown sooo much since last time XD (Once again, this will not be in order XD) 1: Max and Harvey Mills. Ooo and Tilly Mills! 2: Shawn Mendes 3: Shannon Messenger 4:Thomas Sanders 5: Liza Koshy 6: Amelia Gething 7: Percy Jackson! And everyone from PJO, HoO, Kane Chronicles, and Magnus Chase 8: Meghan McCarthy 9: @AnnaOfExquizurd   10: @Zyro   11: @SnowflakeAngelKitten   12: @Mermaid_Author14   13: @ILoveEmojis7   XDDDD 14: @SmartSunnyShadow   15: @Abbergrl   16: ALL THE REST OF MY KW FRIENDS! WAAAY TO MANY TO LIST! 17: Everyone from The Librarians (The show. And i mean the characters, not the cast XD)  18: I know there's more, but that's it for now!  Yes! I want to meet you too. XD Rick Riordan is amazing!
reply 29 minutes
SnowflakeAngelKitten
"Shadeleaf" wrote: (Aww thanks....) @H3LLSCRIVVER (Supper amazing  rolepayer and adorable pyschopath) @Tord_ Trash (My roleplay buddy who enoys BATIM as much as I do) @SnowflakeAngelKitten   @Hamstergod   @Tomboy_   All of the people I roleplay with that I didn't mention All of the BATIM characters (Mainly Sammy Lawrence) Yes! We role-played a lot together in the same RP. I had so much Yu-gi-oh stuff going on. XD
reply 31 minutes
SnowflakeAngelKitten
"Mermaid_Author14" wrote: I have so many, but I can't think of them all... Okay, here we go!   @SnowflakeAngelKitten @unicornsrule626 @ILoveEmojis7 @SmartSunnyShadow @AnnaOfExquizurd @Abbergrl All of my KW friends  Harvey Mills (Yeah, sure... Max can tag along) Mitchell Merlin from Welcome to the family! More to be added... Yes! Thank you! And oh my goodness Harvey and Mitchell! They are amazing!
reply 36 minutes
JO16
JO16 posted in Random:
chats pretty slow ur right lol
reply about 1 hour
Zyro
Zyro posted in Say Anything:
1. @unicornsrule626   2. @AnnaOfExquizurd   3. GERARD WAY! :D 4. Brendon Urie 5. Shawn Mendes 6. MATT WATSON!!!!!!! 7. Ryan Magee 8. EVERYONE FROM GAME GRUMPS :D XD 9. Kendrick Lamar 10. SKRILLEX!!!!
reply about 1 hour