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Live Webcam View of Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower is an iconic landmark located in Paris France.
Initially it was the largest building in the world when it was built in the 1800’s for the Paris World Fair. It was not received with a lot of enthusiasm and was considered an ugly sight by most Parisians.
300 artists, architects and others banded together and started a petition begging the then commissioner to halt the construction of the “ugly tower”. In March of 1889 the tower was completed, and the protests of the petitioners fell on deaf ears.
Gustave Eiffel designed the tower and created the internal structure for the world-famous Statue of Liberty in NY Harbor. He used over 18,000 pieces of wrought iron that was pre-constructed in a factory right outside of Paris to create the tower.
It measures 300 meters without the antenna on top and 324 meters if you include the antenna.
The tower is built to sway with the wind, but the sun has a much more notable effect on the tower. The tower will move as much as 7 inches in any direction away from the sun.
It is a beautiful sight to behold during the day and at night time when it is lit up with its 20,000 lights. The French refer to the tower today as the “Iron Lady” and have adopted it as a symbol of Paris. The tower is in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and gets millions of visitors from around the world.
Population: The population of Paris is approximately 2.2 million people.
Main Attractions: Stroll the Champs-Elysées. Arc de Triomphe. Luxury stores and boutiques. Hôtel National des Invalides home to the tomb of Napoleon. So much more.