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  • Slide 1 - Eiffel Tower Hongsuk Song
  • Slide 2 - The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the commemoration of the centenary of the French Revolution Gustave Eiffel's design was unanimously chosen out of 700 in a design contest.
  • Slide 3 - Size Specifications World’s tallest building until 1930 300 meters tall with a 20.75 meter antenna Weighed 7000 tons 2.5 million rivets. 300 steel workers, and 2 years (1887-1889) to construct it. Sway of at most 12 cm in high winds. Height varies up to 15 cm depending on temperature. 15,000 iron pieces (excluding rivets). 40 tons of paint. 1652 steps to the top.
  • Slide 4 - Rejection at birth 300 people, including Maupassant, Emile Zola, Charles Garnier, and Dumas the Younger, first petitioned against the building of the tower Almost torn down in 1909, but was saved only because of its antenna which was used for telegraphy
  • Slide 5 - Daring People Scaled by a mountaineer in 1954 Parachuted off of in 1984 by 2 Englishmen Ridden down by a bicyclist in 1923
  • Slide 6 - Restaurant! The tower has a restaurant (extremely expensive and requires reservations due to the high demand) Also has a bar, souvenir shop, and the recently restored of office of Gustave Eiffel.
  • Slide 7 - Other facts 1 person died during construction ~$9.00 for entrance Painted with 50 tons of dark brown paint every 7 years
  • Slide 8 - Pictures

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