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Eiffel Tower



Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel) is famous tower in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower is constructed from iron lattice work, and was originally built as the entrance arch for the 1889 World's Fair. It was constructed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel's company, and stands 1,063 feet (324 meters).

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris, and for 41 years (1889 to 1930) was the tallest building in the world (it held this title, until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York City - although today the Eiffel Tower is actually taller than the Chrysler Building thanks to the addition of antenna in 1957).

Visitors to the Tower will find that there are three levels connected by stairs and lifts (although the stairs to the highest level are usually closed, and this level is normally only accessible by lift). On the first two levels, there are restaurants (Le 58 tour Eiffel on the first level, and Le Jules Verne on the second level). The highest level is an observatory level, and at 915.7 feet (279.11 meters) is the highest building accessible to the public within the European Union.

The Eiffel Tower is today the most visited paid monument in the world, and received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010. Approximately, 7.1 million visited the Tower in 2011.

For more information about the Eiffel Tower, please visit the official website:

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The Eiffel Tower

By Bertrand Lemoine

Lemoine Bertrand
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The Eiffel Tower
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Soaring wonder
The making of the Eiffel Tower

“The Tower is also present to the entire world...a universal symbol of Paris...from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn’t made, somehow, in the Tower’s name.”
—Roland Barthes

When Gustave Eiffel completed his wrought iron tower on Paris’s Champ de Mars for the World’s Fair in 1889, he laid claim to the tallest structure in the world. Though the Chrysler Building would, 41 years later, scrape an even higher sky, the Eiffel Tower lost none of its lofty wonder: Originally granted just a 20-year permit, the Tower became a permanent and mesmerizing fixture on the Parisian skyline. Commanding by day, twinkling by night, it has mesmerized Francophiles and lovers, writers, artists, and dreamers from all over the world, welcoming around seven million visitors every single year.

Based on an original, limited edition folio by Gustave Eiffel himself, this fresh TASCHEN edition explores the concept and construction of this remarkable building. Step by step, one latticework layer after another, Eiffel’s iconic design evolves over double-page plates, meticulous drawings, and on-site photographs, including new images and even more historical context. The result is at once a gem of vintage architecture and a unique insight into the idea behind an icon.

Text in English, German, French, and Italian

Where Is the Eiffel Tower?

By Dina Anastasio

Anastasio Dina
Released: 2017-05-16
Paperback (112 pages)

Where Is the Eiffel Tower?
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Learn about the Eiffel Tower, beloved and iconic symbol of Paris, France, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world!

When the plans for the Eiffel Tower were first announced, many people hated the design of the future landmark, calling it  ungainly and out of step with the beautiful stone buildings of the city. But once it went up for the World's Fair in 1889, the people of Paris quickly fell in love with the tower. Today it seems impossible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, which greets millions of visitors each year who climb up its wrought-iron stairs, ride its glass elevators, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city spread out below it.

This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations and a detachable fold-out map complete with four photographs on the back.

Paris Ooh La La: Eiffel Tower Notebook (Composition Book Journal) (8.5 x 11 Large)

By Joy Tree Journals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (110 pages)

Paris Ooh La La: Eiffel Tower Notebook (Composition Book Journal) (8.5 x 11 Large)
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This pink Eiffel Tower notebook features the quote "Paris Ooh La La" on the cover. There is ample room inside for writing notes and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal or composition book. This paperback notebook is 8.5" x 11" (letter size) and has 110 pages (55 sheets) that are wide ruled.

Gustave Eiffel's Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower (The Story Behind the Name)

By Sharon Katz Cooper

Picture Window Books
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Gustave Eiffel s Spectacular Idea: The Eiffel Tower (The Story Behind the Name)
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Paris' famous Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, but it wasn't easy to build. Follow along with Gustave’s Eiffel's beginnings as a bridge designer and  engineer behind the Statue of Liberty to the criticism and personal attacks he faced while building the tower. Build a new appreciation for the iconic Eiffel Tower.

The Twins Go to the Eiffel Tower (Volume 1)

By Catherine Alford

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The Twins Go to the Eiffel Tower (Volume 1)
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Do you want your children to see the world and grow to love traveling? The Twins Go series shows kids how exciting traveling can be. Follow along boy/girl twins Jack and Olivia as they discover new places, meet new friends, and learn about different cultures through their many adventures. In Volume 1 of the series, The Twins to to the Eiffel Tower, Jack and Olivia get to travel on a plane, see the enormous Eiffel Tower, meet a French friend, and see how fun it is to learn about new cultures. The Twins Go series will inspire children everywhere to get out of their comfort zones, see new places, and look forward to road trips and plane trips with a renewed sense of excitement. Written by award winning writer, Catherine Alford, The Twins Go series was originally created for the author's own twins so they could develop a love of other cultures and a desire to befriend people who might look or sound differently than they do. The Twins Go series features gorgeous illustrations by Spanish illustrator Jaime Espinar on every single page. It's the perfect gift for parents who have twins or for any family who loves to travel.

Eiffel Tower Beaded Bookmark

By Peter Pauper Press

Peter Pauper Press
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''A good book is a wonderful journey.'' Save your place along the way with this glossy bookmark, evoking the City of Light with a silhouette photograph of la Tour Eiffel.

  • Coordinating black and silver beads and a silky black tassel complement the design
  • Bookmark is packaged in a clear plastic protective sleeve
  • 2-1/2'' wide by 7-1/8'' high
  • Warning: choking hazard—small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower

By Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli
Released: 2015-03-10
Hardcover (48 pages)

Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
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A New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2015

In the early 1900s, Robert Miller, a.k.a. “Count Victor Lustig,” moved to Paris hoping to be an artist. A con artist, that is. He used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world, from the Czech Republic, to Atlantic ocean liners, and across America. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of the city’s most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again. Vic was never caught. For that particular scam, anyway. . . .
 
Kids will love to read about Vic's thrilling life, and teachers will love the informational sidebars and back matter. Award-winner Greg Pizzoli’s humorous and vibrant graphic style of illustration mark a bold approach to picture book biography.


 
 
 

 
 
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