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Why was the Eiffel Tower kept?
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
History and culture
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.
How the Eiffel Tower was a science lab?
From its inauguration, the Tower has played host to a variety of scientific experiments that made it a real laboratory. But why? By Bertrand Lemoine.
Did Gustave Eiffel live in the Tower?
Gustave Eiffel designed an apartment located at the top of the Tower. But did he really live in it? By Bertrand Lemoine.
The construction of the Eiffel Tower: an exemplary project!
The Eiffel Tower was built in just twenty-two months. How was this feat possible? By Bertrand Lemoine.
What colors has the Tower sported over the years?
For a long time now the Tower has been decked out in marron glacé like a candied chestnut. But has it always worn this color? By Bertrand Lemoine.
Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators
Gustave Eiffel was not only an unparalleled engineer. He was also a brilliant entrepreneur from a young age. His ability to surround himself with talented colleagues was a determining factor in the progress of his life’s work. By Bertrand Lemoine.
The Liberation of Paris: the Eiffel Tower Reinstates its Tricolored Flag
On August 25th, 1944, six Parisian firefighters braved shots from German soldiers to hoist the tricolored flag to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
What were the elevators like in the Eiffel Tower’s early days
Hosting the general public at an altitude of over 300 meters means that the Eiffel Tower must have sophisticated elevators that are both fast and safe. In 1889, its 5 elevators were the tallest and most sophisticated in the world. By Bertrand Lemoine.
How long can the Tower last?
The Eiffel Tower is so much a part of the Parisian landscape that it would be hard to imagine Paris without it. But will it last forever? By Bertrand Lemoine.
The Eiffel Tower, daughter of tall metal viaducts
The Eiffel Tower was invented as a challenge—to make the world’s highest tower. But would it have been built without the experience that the Eiffel company acquired in tall metal viaducts? By Bertrand Lemoine
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