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Such Familiar And Such Unknown Tower

October 29th, 2011 - Martinez, CA

Here are some interesting facts about Eiffel Tower

Completed in 1889 for the Paris world exhibition, it was built in two years by 132 workers and 50 engineers.

The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1889 (that was the case until 1930).

It took a team of 25 painters to paint the Eiffel Tower.

Protecting the Eiffel Tower from rust requires the application of 50 tons of paint every seven years.

The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter

Solar heating can causes the Eiffel Tower to expand up to 3.25 in.

Strong winds can sway Eiffel Tower slightly. During the storm of 1999, it moved approximately 13 centimeters from its initial position

In 1925, a con artist sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap - twice! But, this never happened.

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