Top secrets of the Eiffel Tower
The city of love, is one of the most beautiful and visited in the world. It radiates splendor and art at every step and along the Seine run ships in which hundreds of lovers travel every day. And it is on the banks of the Seine that we find the highest Parisian monument: the Eiffel Tower.
It is known that the Eiffel Tower is a structure that was designed by the French engineer Alexandre Gustáve Eiffel. The reason for its construction was the celebration of the 1889 Universal Exhibition in the city of Paris to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. The idea was for the monument to serve as an entrance arch and a focal point for visitors to the popular exhibition. The architectural landmark works, which astonished the world with their size and majesty, began on January 28, 1887 and took two years to complete, costing almost eight million francs at the time, and involved 250 workers and 50 engineers.
Do you want to discover its secrets?
Inside the tower is hidden a secret apartment that Gustave Eiffel included in his designs. A private space of 90 m2 for him alone, at the top, near the dome.
When the tower was inaugurated the apartment was a secret, the public could only access the observatory, not further up, so nobody noticed. But, once the Exhibition started, Gustave invited certain personalities, such as Thomas Edison, which made the Parisian elite of the time envious.
It is said that they offered him large sums of money to stay one night in the apartment, although he always refused. When Eiffel lost the concession for the tower, the apartment was closed to the public and fell into oblivion. Fortunately, today space can be seen from the outside, through a window, and has remained just as it was. Unlike the iron structure, the space is cozy, with wallpaper on the walls, beautiful wooden furniture, oil paintings, beautiful armchairs and chairs, carpets and even a grand piano.
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