Tarif Colissimo - Envoi de colis

Originally designed for temporary assembly, the Eiffel Tower became one of the most consistent symbols of France and the industrial era.

When Gustave Eiffel built the most recognizable Parisian monument for the World Fair in 1889, many skeptics saw the massive structure of iron. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which still plays an important role in television and radio programs, is considered an architectural marvel and attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world.


In 1889, in Paris, the exhibition of the University (World Fair) marked the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. More than 100 artists have submitted plans for unforeseen efforts to build a monument at Champ-de-Mars, located in the center of Paris and which serves as an entrance to the exhibition prix colissimo
. The commission was awarded with Eiffel's Compagnie, a consulting and construction company owned by renowned bridge construction, architect and metal experts Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. Although Eiffel often has full access to a monument that bears his name, he was one of its employees, the civil engineer Maurice Koechlin, came to an agreed concept that. A few years before, the couple worked together in the metal reinforcement of the Statue of Liberty.

According to reports, Eiffel rejected Koechlin's original plan for the tower and ordered him to add more ornamental flowers. The final design required more than 18,000 pieces of iron, a type of wrought iron used in construction and 2.5 million rivets. Several hundred workers spent two years assembling ikonastog lattice tower frames, which is in their takeover in March 1889 were almost 1,000 feet tall and was the tallest structure in the world - a difference that remains until the completion of the Chrysler building in New York in 1930. (1957 added to an antenna that the height of the 65-foot structure has been increased, which is significantly more than the Chrysler building, but not the Empire State building, which is in 1931 exceeded the neighbors.) At first, the only other time that the Eiffel Tower, the open platform is for the public; Later, the three levels, of which two are now equipped with restaurants, would be accessible by stairs or one of the eight elevators.

Millions of visitors during and after the World Fair have admired architectural wonders recently discovered in Paris. However, not all residents of the city were so enthusiastic: many are Parisians or fear that they are structurally uncomfortable or that they think they are hips. For example, the writer Guy de Maupassant, supposedly because he hates tower that often feeds lunch in a restaurant at his base, the only point of view from which he could completely avoid noticing his silhouettes to the bottom.

EIFFEL TOWER becomes a permanent scale PARIS SKYLINE

Originally intended for occasional exhibitions, the Eiffel Tower was almost destroyed and worthless in 1909. City officials decided to rescue it, after recognizing its value as a telegraph station. A few years later, during the First World War, the Eiffel Tower was intercepted by an enemy of radio communications, transmitted the Zeppelin warning and used to send an emergency amplification. The Second World War escaped destruction. Hitler originally ordered the demolition of the most expensive symbols of the city, but the order was never executed. Also during the German occupation of Paris, French fighters to fight the resistance significantly reduced the cables to lift the Eiffel Tower, so the Nazis had to climb the stairs.

Over the years, the Eiffel Tower has been the site of many high-profile, festive and even scientific experiments. For example, in 1911, the German physicist Theodor Wulf used an electrometer to detect higher levels of radiation in its upper part than in its base, looking at the effects now called cosmic rays. The Eiffel Tower also inspired more than 30 replicas and similar structures in several cities around the world.

Now, one of the most recognizable structures on the planet, the Eiffel Tower has passed the great face lift in 1986 and is renewed every seven years. It welcomes more visitors than any other paid monument in the world: it estimates 7 million people a year. Around 500 employees are responsible for carrying out daily tasks, working in restaurants, protecting their lifts, ensuring their safety and directing people who love the tower platform to enjoy a panoramic view of the city lights.