Thursday, August 18, 2011

Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)

Eiffel Tower (French: La tour Eiffel) is the most prominent buildings in the city of Paris and is known worldwide as a symbol of France. Named after its designer, Gustave Alexandre Eiffel, and since it was built in 1889 to 1930 is the world's tallest building. As the sights and icons of Paris and France, the tower is visited by about 5.5 million tourists.
The tower has a height of 300 meters and on top there is a television antenna as high as 24 m. Wind can cause the tower is swaying as much as 6-7 cm and heat can cause the top of the tower up to 18 cm away from the sun. Eiffel Tower holds the record for the tallest building for 40 years.


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