tech2 News StaffMar 31, 2015 16:06:03 IST
Today, Google is celebrating the 126th anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower with a Doodle on its homepage. The Eiffel Tower was open to the public on 31st March 1889.
It is a simple doodle, sans any interactive animation. The doodle shows some cheerful men painting the tower as they swing from height without any fear. The Eiffel Tower reportedly requires about 60 tons of paint and the process takes place once in every seven years.
At 324 meter, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest structure in Paris. Gustave Eiffel, an engineer whose company is known to have designed and build the tower had celebrated its completion with a group of government officials and the press.
It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for a long time, and later surpassed by the Empire State Building. Around 7 million visitors visit the tower each year. It is also one of the most-visited paid monuments in the world.
The Eiffel Tower has three levels for visitors, and also has restaurants on the first and second level. Tickets can be bought for stairs as well as elevator to the first and second levels.
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