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Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids

  • Name: Eiffel Tower
  • Location: Paris, France, Europe
  • Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
  • Building Type: Wrought-iron Lattice Tower
  • Built: Between January 28th, 1887 and March 15th, 1889
  • Annual Visitors: 6.9 million (estimate)
  • Annual Revenue: $76.4 million (2017)

26 Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids

  1. The Eiffel Tower is a lattice tower in Paris, France and was built using wrought-iron.
  2. The Eiffel Tower is located Paris, France on the Champ de Mars.
  3. The address for the Eiffel Tower is Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.
  4. The Eiffel Tower was the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair (Exposition Universelle of 1889). The 1889 World’s Fair was the centennial celebration of the French Revolution.
  5. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.
  6. The Eiffel Tower was built by French civil engineer and architect Gustave Eiffel.
  7. Gustave Eiffel was inspired by the Latting Observatory in New York City, New York, USA.
  8. French civil engineer and architect Émile Nouguier and Franco-Swiss structural engineer Maurice Koechlin are attributed with the design of the Eiffel Tower, they worked at the Compagnie des Établissements Eiffel company.
  9. The Eiffel Tower was constructed by the Compagnie des Établissements Eiffel company.
  10. Compagnie des Établissements Eiffel started construction of the Eiffel Tower on January 28th, 1887.
  11. Compagnie des Établissements Eiffel completed construction of the Eiffel Tower on March 15th, 1889.
  12. It took 2 years, 1 month and 15 days to complete the construction of the Eiffel Tower.
  13. 100 ironworkers were used to fabricate over 18,000 of the Eiffel Tower’s components.
  14. 121 construction men worked on site to assemble those 18,000+ components.
  15. The Eiffel Tower weighs over 10,000 tons when you include the wrought iron, antennae, lifts and shops.
  16. The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet tall and it’s the tallest structure in Paris, France.
  17. The Eiffel Tower was the first manmade structure to reach over 1,000 feet in height.
  18. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world for 41 years. The title was taken from the Eiffel Tower in 1930 with the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York City, New York, YSA.
  19. The Eiffel Tower has eight elevators and it’s estimated they travel over 62,000 miles each year.
  20. It’s estimated that 6.9 million tourists visit the Eiffel Tower every year.
  21. The Eiffel Tower receives more visitors annually than any other paid monument in the world.
  22. The cost for a ticket to visit the Eiffel Tower varies by age and if you want to use the stairs or the elevators.
  23. In 2020, it costs an adult about $12.39 to access the second floor via stairs and about $23.84 to access the top floor via elevator. You cannot access the top floor of the Eiffel Tower using stairs. Stairs do exist but not used.
  24. Strong winds can cause the Eiffel Tower to sway up to 2.7 inches.
  25. The outside temperature can affect the height of the Eiffel Tower, causing it to vary between 6 inches.
  26. In 1999, a replica of the Eiffel Tower was built in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the Las Vegas Strip. The replica is over half the height of the original design.

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