The Eiffel Tower


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When was it created and by who ?

It was created in 1889 by the amazing engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. He was born in Paris on the 15 of December 1832 and died on December 27 1923, at his mansion in Paris.

Details of significance

It signifies romance and peace for every human being. When it gets windy it can sway up to 5 or 7 centimetres across. It has a massive 1710 steps in it. The Tower is painted every 5 years using 50 tonnes of paint. It welcomes 5.5 million visitors each year which is more than New Zealands' population. It is 324 metres tall and weighs 7000 tonnes.

When was it built ?

Construction of the Eiffel Tower started in 1887 and was finished on the 31 March 1889. It was opened on the 6 May 1889. It cost a grand total of $1,000,000 to build.

Where is it located ?

It is located in Paris which is the capital of France, which lies on the Western side of Europe.

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Why you should vote for the Eiffel Tower

You should vote for the Eiffel Tower because it is the most magnificent piece of Art and Engineering.
At night when the lights come on, the view is just breathtaking, as you can see
from the picture above. It also symbolises Peace and Romance. It also has a restaurant
on one of the floors and if you think about it.... what piece of art can you have lunch inside of?

This page was made by: shelley09 shortbro09 MCR09

Image references

www.wikipediea.com

http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/home_nuit.html