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December 19, 2018

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Early BirdThe Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is a spectacular sight to behold, especially when it is covered in glittery lights that make it sparkle in the night sky. So gorgeous.

Since I've got it on my mind, I have some facts for you about the Eiffel Tower for you today.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms."

HINT: (1886-1969), was a German-American architect, widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture.

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Gustave Eiffel designed his monument to the French Revolution in 1887 as a grand entranceway to the 1889 International Exposition in Paris. Today, the tower attracts more than six million visitors per year.

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Eiffel and his crew of 300 workers assembled the tower's 18,000 pieces of iron in two years, two months and five days. They came in under budget and on time for the start of the fair.

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Every seven years, at least 25 workers use approximately 60 tons of paint to rustproof the tower.

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On a clear day, a person at the top of the Eiffel Tower can see about 42 miles in every direction.

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On the four sides of the tower, the names of 72 famous French scientists and engineers are engraved to honor their national contributions.

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Heat from the sun can cause the tower to expand up to 3/4 of an inch. During the cold winter months, the tower shrinks approximately six inches.


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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms."

ANSWER: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.