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Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower

Eiffel tower

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Can anyone tell me where to go to find out how much steel was used in construction of the Eiffel Tower?

RE: Eiffel tower

Date of birth: March 31, 1889    (hoisting the flag to the top), built for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution.

Age: 113 years

Contractor: Gustave Eiffel & Cie
Engineers: Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier
   
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Studies: Begun in 1884
Construction: 1887 to 1889 (2 years, 2 months
and 5 days)

Composition: 18,038 pieces, 2,500,000 rivets
Weight of the metal structure: 7,300 tons
Total weight: 10,100 tons
Height: 324m (height with flagpole)
Numbers of visitors up to Decembre 31, 2001:
198.224.110
Distinctive feature: recognizable throughout the entire world
Number of steps: 1665

Owner: City of Paris

http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/documentation/chiffres/page/identite.html

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