A French Icon Known to be one of the world’s most attractive cities, Paris is famous for its beauty and elegance. Among most of the monuments visitors would want to visit when going there, the Eiffel Tower located at the Champ de Mars is definitely the highest ranked destination.
Design and Origins
|Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel|
The Tower design was brought forth in 1884. It was aimed to celebrate the centennial of the French revolution which took place in 1789, when French citizens rebelled against king Louis XVI, who was then overthrown. This Uprising lead to the creation of the first Republic. The original design came from Maurice Koechlin, a civil engineer who worked for the “Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel”, a firm owned by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who had the tower named after him. After years of controversy and critics, Gustave Eiffel was finally granted the commissioning of his project. The construction of the edifice started in January 1887 and was inaugurated by Eiffel and French government officials on the 31st of march 1889.
The World Wars Era
When built, the tower was supposed to be a temporary exhibition. One of the major requirements of its design was the ability to be easily demolished. Eiffel was granted a permit for his tower to stand for 20 years. When that permit expired, city officials wanted to tear it down but they soon realized that the tower was a valuable and strategic building for radio transmissions and interceptions. During world war 1 indeed, the tower was used to jam German radio communications.
Since the time the monument was built until today, the Eiffel tower attracted more than 200,000,000 visitors from all over the globe and still continues to yearly bring more than 7 millions tourists to Paris. No other monument in the world generates such yearly incomes (nearly $29,000,000) because of tourists. It is today, the symbol of the French Capital itself, especially the so known football Club Paris Saint Germain (2013 French League Champions) which as the tower as part of their banner.
Structure of The Building And Attractions
|View From Top platform Eiffel Tower|
The monument is 324 meters high and has three levels crowned by a top platform on which are built several radio antennas and from which people can have a stunning view of Paris. Should people want to have some refreshments, the tower offers restaurants and pubs within its structure; The 58 Tour Eiffel (Restaurant), Lounge Eiffel (Restaurant lounge), “Les Buffets de la tour Eiffel” all located on the first floor, Le Jules Verne (Restaurant) located on the second floor and and the “Bar A Champagne” which is located on the third floor.
An Everlasting Monument
Every single visitor going to Paris always plans to pay a visit to the Eiffel tower at the Champ de Mars in the center of the City. This tower itself is the Icon of the French Capital and the most visited paid monument in the world with 7 millions of visitors each year. From the Top of the tower, people will be delighted to enjoy the beauty of Paris being able to also visualize the “Arc De Triomphe“, another outstanding monument of Paris.