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Engineering Marvel

Eiffel Tower
Paris, France, 2002

Date of birth: March 31, 1889
Construction period: 2 years, 2 months
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Composition: 18,038 pieces, 2,500,000 rivets
Total weight: 10,100 tons
Height: 324 metres (with flagpole)
Number of steps: 1665
Wind sway: 7 cm
Paint job: 50 tons of paint, every 5 years
Elevator cables: 16 kilometres
Numbers of visitors: over 200 million


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