The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris. It was going to be demolished in 1909, but was repurposed as a radio antenna. During World War II, when Adolf Hitler visited Paris, the French cut the lift cables on the Eiffel Tower so that he would have to climb the 1,665 steps if he wanted to get to the top. Smart. The Tower was originally meant for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected. Today, it’s the most visited paid site in the world, attracting nearly 7 million people in 2011. There are 30 replicas of the Eiffel Tower around the world, including one in Las Vegas. Just the paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs more than 10 elephants! There are 20,000 lightbulbs on the Eiffel Tower.. The 20,000 lightbulbs on the Eiffel Tower light up every night, just like the Empire State Building (http://ethancaba14.edublogs.org/2015/10/12/empire-state-building/). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Paris is known as the “City of Light”. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from almost any point in the city.