The Eiffel Tower is a world-renowned structure that has been in the spotlight since its creation. It’s a favorite photo opportunity of tourists, a shooting location for films, and a symbol of love and romance all around the world.
• Unknown to many, the Eiffel Tower wasn’t originally intended to be installed in France. Its founder originally proposed to build it in Spain, but the people in Barcelona did not feel that its design would be fitting for the city.
• During the German Occupation which happened in 1940, the people of France cut the cables to the lift to prevent Adolf Hitler from ascending to the summit. Supposedly, the parts needed to have the lifts functioning were inaccessible due to the ongoing war. The German soldiers climbed all the way up on foot to hoist their flag. After the occupation, it took mere hours to get the elevator moving again.
• The Red Room restaurant in New Orleans, USA was actually a classic restaurant located in the Eiffel Tower. Its bits were dismantled and rebuilt in Louisiana.
• The Eiffel Tower once held the record for world’s tallest structure but lost the title when the Chrysler building was erected.
These names belong to prominent engineers, architects, scientists, and artists of France.