HomeBookmark Info.comMake Info.com your HomepagePlugins Visit other Info sites:
Info.com - Your independent search platform...
WebTopics
ResearchJobsFlightsImagesVideosShopmore


What are the dimensions of the Eiffel Tower?

Learn about the dimensions of the Eiffel Tower, designed by Gustave Eiffel.

Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]
©Jupiter Images, 2009
Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Now France's most instantly recognizable landmark, the Eiffel Tower was built in Paris during 1887-1889 by Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), a French engineer, for the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

For this momentous occasion, for which a huge exhibition, Exposition Universelle, was planned, Eiffel wished to erect something extraordinary made from modern materials.

His design, a structure of wrought iron ribs, held together by rivets and resting on a solid masonry foundation, was initially denounced by some as a "tragic lamppost," but its elegance has come to be recognized by most.

The Tower's Dimensions

It stands 985 feet 11 inches (300.5 meters) on a square base measuring 328 feet (100 meters) on each side.

The first story platform is at 189 feet (57.6 meters), with sides 232 feet (70.7 meters) long. The second story platform is at 379 feet (115.5 meters), with sides 134 feet (40.8 meters) long.

There is an intermediate platform at 643 feet (196 meters) -- this is only a point to change elevators. The third story platform is at 905 feet (275.8 meters).

Later a 66-foot (20-meter) television antenna was attached, which extended the tower's total height to 1052 feet (320.7 meters).

Related articles

Search the Web

We are not lawyers or legal professionals, nor are we financial counselors or professionals. The content of this Web site is intended to provide general information and advice. Prior to making any legal or financial decision, you should consult a licensed professional. For more information see Terms of Service/Usage Agreement.
Home   |   About   |   Media Comments   |   Legal & Privacy Policy   |   Tell a friend   |   Search Plugins   |  Contact
Copyright © 2013 Info.com – All Rights Reserved.