31 March 2009

Happy Birthday

THE FAMED EIFFEL Tower turns 120 today. Not bad for a steel structure that was supposed to be temporary. Some details:
At 300 meters tall (324 meters with antennae) and weighing 7,000 tons, the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest building until 1930. There are 1665 steps to the top. One of the most visited sites in the world, the tower can boast a new record with nearly seven million visitors in 2008.

For it's birthday the tower will receive a new coat of paint -- a project that will take 25 full-time painters 1 year to complete at a cost of 170 million euros.

All I want for my birthday is a Wii.

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