Lets check out ten facts about the Eiffel Tower – the most recognizable architectural landmarks of Paris, the world-famous as a symbol of France.
5. Before the surrender Paris to the Germans during the Second World War, the French have committed sabotage on the Eiffel Tower. They knocked out the elevator, so that the enemies could not enjoy the city views. But Hitler was not too lazy to climb the tower by foot. Elevators were repaired in 1944, and all the soldiers of the Allied were allowed to go freely at the top.
6. Small copies of the Eiffel Tower is in different parts of the world: Las Vegas, U.S., Chinese and Gaunchzhou Shenzhen, Romanian Slobozia, Copenhagen (Denmark), Varna (Bulgaria), Aktau (Kazakhstan) and other cities.7. Gustave Eiffel engraved names on the tower of 72 prominent French engineers, scientists and mathematicians of the time. 8. In the years 1925-1934 Citroën automobile company used the four corners of the tower as a billboard. It was the biggest advertising at the time. 9. Despite the height, only one person crashed during installation of the tower. 10. Thomas Edison visited the Eiffel Tower, and was extremely impressed by it. He wrote in the guest book: “Monsieur Eiffel, engineer, builder of great brave and extraordinary creations of modern engineering from someone who is respected and admired by all engineers, including the Great Engineer of the Lord God. Thomas Edison. ”