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A Vertical Trip in Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel), which is made of iron, was erected for the Paris Exposition of 1889, as a celebration for the science and engineering achievements of its age. After its opening, there were many strong reactions against its construction coming from Guy de Maupassant, Émile Zola or Charles Garnier. On the other side, some would consider that the Eiffel Tower would prevent birds from flying above Paris. It was almost torn down in 1909 at the expiration of its 20-year lease, but was saved because of its antenna — used for telegraphy at that time and starting with that period, it became part of the International Time Service, French radio and French television making use of it.

The Eiffel Tower is the second tallest construction in the world more »