You Will Be Shocked To Know These 6 Crazy Facts About Eiffel Tower

As we all know to visit the "Eiffel Tower" once, is the dream for millions of people. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is the main tourist attraction in Paris city. We have seen Eiffel Tower many times in movies, pictures or magazines, But There is some crazy facts about this, You will be shocked to know.

1. It was not built for forever:

Yes, you read correctly, it was meant to be a temporary structure, created for the 1889 World Fair, held in Paris, France to celebrate 100 years of the French Revolution. It has never demolished because it has an antenna at the top of the Tower to conduct wireless signals. It is still used for TV broadcasts around the world.

2. Gustave Eiffel didn’t design the Eiffel Tower

Many people think that Gustave Eiffel had designed the Eiffel Tower, but it is not true, it was actually designed by Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, who were two senior engineers in Gustave Eiffel’s company. As He did put in most of the money to make it and later he bought the rights to the patent.

3. Hitler ordered the demolition of the Tower:

In Year 1944, when Hitler got to know that he is about to lose Paris to the Allied forces, he ordered the Eiffel Tower and the city to be demolished. Surprisingly, the governor of the military did not follow his instructions and now we can see this beautiful building still exists.

4. The repainting of the Eiffel Tower is done by hand:

Since it's built, it has been painted 18 times with different colors like red-brown, yellow or bronze. The old methods are followed While repainting the tower, by hands only with a paintbrush and a bucket. No machinery, painting is permitted here. Every 7 years, approx 50 tons of paint are applied to the tower. It keeps the iron lady to look beautiful and saves iron from being rusted.

5. It’s technically illegal to photograph the Eiffel Tower at night:

Very fewer people know that it is actually illegal to photograph the Eiffel tower at night. You might have to pay a fine if you are taking photographs and sharing on social media since the government claims that it is an artwork and copyrighted. There are total 20,000 lights are used, that is why it sparkles so brightly and illuminated at night time.

6. There’s a secret apartment at the top.

When this tower was designed, it included a private apartment where Gustave Eiffel could host famous guests like Thomas Edison, etc. Now it is open for all to tour.