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Eiffel Tower

  • It was meant to be temporary
  • It was ultimately never taken down because an antenna was built at the top of the Tower to conduct wireless signals.
  • Despite its name, the Eiffel Tower was actually designed by Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, two senior engineers in Gustave Eiffel’s company.
  • People in Paris actually hated it at first.
  • In 1944, when Hitler was about to lose Paris to the Allied forces, he ordered the whole city to be demolished, including the Tower.
  • One of the main engineers of the project, Maurice Koechlin, was related to Andre Koechlin, great-grandfather of Kalki Koechlin, the Bollywood actress!
  • It’s technically illegal to photograph the Eiffel Tower at night.
  • The Eiffel Tower has been repainted 18 times and gone from red-brown to yellow to today’s bronze.
  • The Eiffel Tower hosts more than 6 million (approx.) visitors each year, making it the most visited paid monument in the world!
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