27 November 2015
Built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, the Eiffel Tower stands to this day Paris’ symbol architectural and technological prowess—a defining moment of the industrial era for France.
The Eiffel tower measures 324 m high, equipped with 20,000 bulbs (5,000 bulbs in each side) that sparkle for five minutes on the hour and very hour from nightfall to 1 AM. The top most section of the tower has 120 antennas.
Construction of the tower lasted for two years, two months and five days. It was only intended to last for 20 years but it was saved by the scientific experiments in particular the first radio transmission, followed by telecommunications such was the radio signal from the Pantheon Tower in 1898 that served as a military radio post in 1903. It transmitted the first radio program in 1925, and then the broadcast television up to TNT more recently.
Since it’s opening, the Eiffel tower has continuously attracted tourist with 7 million visitors coming from different walks of life—making it the most visited monument in the world.
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