Apr 2, 2009

Proof of Architecture as an Art Form...Tour Eiffel

Height (with dozens of radio and TV antennas on top): 324 meters
Weight: 10,100 tons
Paint: 60 tons each time, every 7 years

You can play peekaboo with the tower across the city...when you are not noticing....there she is!

Built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition in 1889, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

When the night falls....every hour the Tower twinkles its 20,000 bulbs for 10 minutes until 1am. Just when you though the tower was spectacular....falls the night and it wears its "formal" gown.

Erected in record time: 2 years, 2 months and 5 days... Today: Pari's symbol across the world.

Going up the Tour Eiffel inside one of its two elevators (they are both in one side of the metal structure). It was around 5:30pm - the sky's color.....proof of nature as an art form.

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