Modern Times Wonders TOUR d’EIFFEL Paris, France
Named after its creator, Gustave Eiffel, the Tour d’Eiffel has adorned the French capital of Paris for more than a century. It was erected in 1886 in record time and can be seen from almost every square and tiny lane in Paris.
The eye is first drawn to its sturdy steel girders and weight-bearing transverse poles which are held in place by about 2.5 million rivets, an amazing technical achievement of its time.
From the airy heights of the first viewing platform, there is a wonderful multi-directional panorama across Paris. On the higher viewing platforms, the air is thinner but the views are increasingly spectacular. The Trocadero, Arc de Triomph, and Sacre Coeur, indeed, the whole of Paris are the distant earthbound stars of this visual experience which towers over one of the most beautiful and charming city’s in the world.