If you hear the name of the Eiffel Tower or the Eiffel Tower, it cannot be separated from its title as an icon of the city of Paris, France. But who would have thought that the iconic Eiffel tower has some surprising facts.
The controversy that was opposed by almost all French citizens, and the construction that cost a lot of money, was even opposed because the design had nothing to do with the characteristics of the French city. Here are facts and the history of the Eiffel tower that you never knew.
Gustav Eiffel Wasn’t The One Who Thought The First Eiffel Tower Idea
If you look at history, the name Gustav Eiffel is always present in it. Even in the Eiffel Tower there is a statue of Gustav Eiffel. Actually, the idea for this Eiffel tower came from Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier. Even when Gustav Eiffel accepted the idea of the Eiffel tower he was not interested and told another architect Stephen Sauvestre to take care of everything.
Then why is Gustav Eiffel famous? He took care of the final part of the Eiffel tower and took care of the patents.
Eiffel Tower in Numbers
It turned out that in the manufacture of the Eiffel tower there were 300 workers, 18,038 pieces of iron, 2.5 million nails, which weighed 10 thousand tons and was 300 meters high.
Parisians Don’t Like the Eiffel Tower
The media and artists in France strongly disagree with the construction of the Eiffel Tower. First because it doesn’t fit into the city of Paris, second because it’s an eyesore. There is even a novelist named Guy de Maupassant who really hates the Eiffel tower but it turns out that he actually eats at one of the restaurants in the Eiffel tower.
The reason? Because that was the only place he couldn’t see the Eiffel Tower.
Height Changes Every Year
In fact the Eiffel tower is made of iron, and the movement of the Eiffel tower changes every year. In the dry season, the iron expands until the structure rises 6 inches.