Short Essay On The Eiffel Tower

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INTRODUCTION
Paris, the capital of France is also known as the “City of Light” It is famous because of its beautiful city plan , architecture, museums , monuments, cathedrals, parks, sidewalk cafes, etc.
French is the only language other than English that is spoken in five continents. More than 120 million people speak French as their native language and millions use it as their second language. These people make up the French speaking world. Some of the countries where French is the official language are: Algeria, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.
France is famous for its wines, cheese, perfumes, fashion, monuments, etc. such as:
Wines: Bourgogne, Bordeaux, Champagne.
Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Roquefort.
Cars: Renault, Citroën, Peugeot.
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It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. It was constructed from 1887-89. Initially it was criticized by some of the France’s leading artists for its design but it became a global cultural icon of France and the most recognizable structure in the world. It is one of the most visited and paid monument in the world.
The tower is 324 meters tall which is same as 81 storey building. It is constructed with square s a base measuring 25 meters on each side. Washington Monument was surpassed during its construction for making it the tallest man-made structure in the world. It was the tallest structure till 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930. Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at top of the tower in 1957, it is tallest than the Chrysler Building by 17 ft. It is the 2nd tallest structure in France after the Millan Viaduct.
There are 3 levels in tower for visitors, with restaurants of the first and second level. The top level’s upper platform is 906 ft above from ground. Tickets are purchased for reaching first and second levels by stairs or elevators. For climbing one level to another, people cross 300

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