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Gustave Eiffel’s social life at the Tower
Gustave Eiffel set up a reception lounge at the top of the Tower. But how did he welcome his distinguished visitors there? By Bertrand Lemoine
Whose are the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower and why are they th...
Gustave Eiffel had the names of 72 scholars inscribed on the border encircling the first floor of the Tower. But how did he choose them and why put them there? By Bertrand Lemoine.
A tower that inspires amazing feats!
Given its height and media presence, the Eiffel Tower has spurred a number of athletic exploits, performances, and challenges, sometimes with tragic results. By Bertrand Lemoine.
10 urban legends about the Eiffel Tower debunked
Since she was built, a multitude of rumors and legends have circulated about the Iron Lady. Here, we’ve collected and debunked the craziest of the myths about the Eiffel Tower.
A brief history of the Tower’s lighting
The Tower has been in the spotlight since its beginnings. How could we imagine it not being visible at night? By Bertrand Lemoine.
The Eiffel Tower and its steam engines
Yes, the Eiffel Tower used to run on the power of steam engines before switching to electricity! By Bertrand Lemoine.
Taking stock of the 1889 World's Fair
The 1889 World Fair was not the only exhibition held in Paris. Apart from the Eiffel Tower, it left few lasting traces on the landscape, but it marked a turning point in the conception of these major events. By Bertrand Lemoine.
What was Gustave Eiffel’s daughter Claire’s role?
The eldest of Gustave Eiffel's five children, his daughter Claire, played a special role in his life, eventually becoming his main assistant. By Bertrand Lemoine.
15 essential things to know about the Eiffel Tower
Where we answer 15 of the most popular and fascinating questions about the Eiffel Tower.
How did radio save the Tower?
Did you know? The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be dismantled after 20 years. Fortunately, things didn’t happen that way, and we have radio to thank for it! By Bertrand Lemoine.
Who owns the Tower?
We all know the Tower bears Eiffel’s name, but did it ever really belong to Gustave Eiffel? By Bertrand Lemoine
Was the Eiffel Tower responsible for the birth of television in France?
Discover how the Eiffel Tower’s immense height was used to make it a powerful television emitter. By Bertrand Lemoine.
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