Sunday, June 9, 2013
Describe in a sentence what a world without music would be like?
Fun Facts about the Eiffel Tower:
In 2014, the Eiffel Tower will be celebration its 125th birthday!
When I walked up the steps to the 2nd level, there was a sign stating that in 1948, an elephant walked up to the first floor lever. From the Bouglione circus, the elephant was at the time the world's oldest...85 years of age!
In 2011, the Eiffel Tower was the most visited paid monument in the world. Seven million people visited the famous landmark.
The tower sways up to 3 inches in the wind and if the sun is really beating down on it, it can shift away from the sun by about 7 inches!
The Eiffel Tower was the world's tallest building from 1889 until 1930 when it was replaced by the Chrysler Building in New York City.
Built for the World's Fair in 1889, the Eiffel Tower, also called the Iron Lady, was supposed to be a temporary structure. Many people thought it was very ugly and wanted it torn down! Today, it is one of the most famous landmarks in the world.
In 1885,the engineer, Gustave Eiffel also designed the internal frame of the Statue of Liberty.
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