12 fascinating facts about the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The French call it La Tour Eiffel. Few people know that the tower was designed as the main exhibit of the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris. It was to mark the centenary of the French Revolution, as well as to demonstrate the modern mechanical skill of France on the world arena.

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At the top of the Eiffel Tower there is a secret apartment. A private apartment was placed in the tower's project, which was located on its top. Gustav Eiffel hosted famous guests there, such as Thomas Edison. Now the apartment is open for visitors


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