Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Enjoy the Eiffel Tower Paris France

Looking through the arch at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower, you can see the Palais De Chaillot on the other side of the Seine River. The most famous monument in the world, the Eiffel Tower, was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World Fair, where it was the star attraction, in celebration of the French Revolution. It is located on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine. It is the tallest structure in Paris and among the most recognized symbols in the world. To make your stay easier, rent an apartment easily near Eiffel Tower.The Industrial Revolution in Europe brought about a new trend: the use of metallurgy in construction. Because of this, the engineer's role became increasingly important, in some cases rivaling that of the architect. Built in 1889, Eiffel Tower in Paris is perhaps the most famous example of this new use for metal. The Tower is named after Gustave Eiffel, the architect, designer, and engineer.
The Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris, and reigned for 40 years as the tallest in the world. The metal lattice-work, formed with very pure structural iron, makes the tower both extremely light and able to withstand tremendous wind forces. One of the reasons that standing atop the Eiffel Tower feels unique is that the structure is open to the wind, making it seem that one is not actually inside a building. This open structure also allows visitors to look "through" the tower - to stand in one part of the tower and look through the latticed wall or floor to another part.
The Eiffel Tower was originally built for the 1889 World Fair, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. During construction, it was considered an eyesore by the French, but the criticism was silenced upon completion of the the building. Today, a trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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Look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France