Free Printable Eiffel Tower Coloring Pages 7 Wonders
Paris Eiffel Tower belongs on every must-see list is out of the question. What for us is one of the top sights of Paris means much more to the French – it is the national symbol of the country. Built by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, it is now considered the tallest building in the French capital with a height of 324 metres. Nearly 7 million people travel to Paris every year to admire this magnificent building, making it one of the most visited landmarks in the world. Their way leads them to the 7th arrondissement of the city centre, to the northwestern end of the Champ de Mars, near the bank of the Seine. Even if only the sight of this impressive building is enough to feel connected to the history of France, in my opinion it is still important to take a closer look at the construction of the landmark.
The construction of the Eiffel Tower took no less than 2 years. While on January 26th, 1887, the foundations were laid and only half a year later, the tower feet were erected, the completion and the following opening took place only on March 31st, 1889. Of course, the opening was also duly celebrated: The French flag was hoisted personally by Gustav Eiffel – who thus not only created the landmark of Paris, but also lent his name to the Eiffel Tower. Today, the Eiffel Tower is an essential part of French culture and history, listed as a “monument historique” and part of the list of historical milestones in engineering.