Eiffel Tower

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Eiffel Tower

Almost razed

The monument came close to being razed in 1909 when its city permit expired. It was saved because the radio antennae on top of the structure were deemed essential.

Lookout platforms

The structure has three observation levels (see photo). Their heights (relative to modern office buildings) are 17 stories for the first, 37 stories for the second, and 75 stories for the third level.

Unobscured views

Obviously, the higher the observation level, the more breathtaking the view. However, even the first level of the Eiffel Tower offers a remarkable 360-degree view because - with few exceptions - the buildings in Paris must not exceed 20 meters (66 feet) in height.

Going up

You can reach the first and
second observation level by stairs or elevator. The third level is accessible
only by elevator.

Tourist magnet

The Eiffel Tower is an immensely popular tourist destination. Last year, over 6 million people visited it. Since 1889, over 230 million people have done so.

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