Eiffel Tower Celebrates 130th Birthday
The Eiffel Tower has celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris, with the city marking the anniversary with a light show at the famed monument.
Built for the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower — which soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7,300 tonnes — still attracts nearly seven million visitors every year.
Despite calls for its demolition in the years after the exhibition, it soon became the most iconic feature on the Paris skyline and is France’s most visited monument.
“The Eiffel Tower is a must,” said Laurie, a tourist from Canada……..read more
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