Allons-y Avec Leyna: History of the Eiffel Tower

Leyna Allen, Reporter

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Imagine that you’re in Paris, and you’re walking by the Eiffel Tower. Then, you ask yourself who created the Eiffel Tower, why was it made, and exactly where was it built?

Now, believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower was built, and designed by an engineer named Gustave Eiffel. This structure was named after him because of how much time he put into building this masterpiece. This masterpiece took two-years, two-months and four-days to build, which is actually a remarkably short time period.   

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887 and was finished in 1889. It was created for the 1889 Paris Exposition. It was also constructed to commemorate the centennial  of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France’s industrial prowess to the world. This structure was almost demolished but soon people realized that it’s antenna could be used as a military source.

Now you’re probably wondering, “Why is the Eiffel Tower so important?” Well, the Eiffel Tower is a symbolism of love and is where relationships happen. It was also used back in day as radio transmissions. The Eiffel Tower is also a symbolism on Paris, because if you go there and take a picture at the Eiffel Tower then everyone will know where you are at.

If you want to learn more go to theses websites that I used and enjoy. I encourage you to go out and explore the Parisian culture, and I even encourage you to learn the language. Enjoy!

 

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