The Eiffel Tower

The world-famous symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, stands by River Seine in France. This tower is named after a French engineer, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it in just two years for the 1889 Paris Exhibition, which coincided with the centenary (100 years) of the French Revolution.

The Tower rises to a height of 984 feet, has three platforms, and is made up of 1652 steps to reach the top. Its lattice-work piers curve gracefully towards each other until they join to form a single structure. The Tower is made up of 15,000 pieces of wrought iron.

It has gained 56 feet to its original height due to the additions of a television mast. The top of the Eiffel Tower gives a 50-mile panoramic view of Paris.

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Q. Why does the Tower rise to more than its original height?