Tuesday, September 27

Facts about the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Facts


Today, we will learn some quick facts about the Eiffel Tower! Have you ever been to or seen the Eiffel Tower? If so, you know how tall it is! Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was designed and built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and his company? Alexandre Gustave Eiffel had over 145 workers to help him construct the enormous tower! They began building the Eiffel Tower on January 26, 1887. The tower was completed on March 31, 1889. The Eiffel Tower is mainly made of iron (puddle iron).

 

What is your favorite tower?

 

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Facts about the Eiffel Tower:

1. The Eiffel Tower is about 1083 feet tall! That is very tall. The average two-story house is about 20 feet tall.

2. Alexandre Gustave Eiffel designed a secret/private apartment on the third floor of the Eiffel Tower.

3. The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France.

4. The Eiffel Tower’s nickname is the Iron Lady. La dame de fer is French for the Iron Lady.

5. Since its construction, the Eiffel Tower has been painted over 18 times. It is repainted about every seven (7) years. The Tower has been painted in shades of reddish brown, yellow, yellowish brown, bronze, and other similar colors. Repainting the Eiffel Tower can take over 18 months or longer.

6. The Eiffel Tower was built to commemorate the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris and the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

7. about 5 million people visit the Eiffel Tower each year.

8. For just over 40 years, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world. However, many other buildings, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, have been taller over the years.

 

 

 

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Eiffel Tower 1


Eiffel Tower 2
Souvenir spoon with the Eiffel Tower 
on it. I've never been to the Eiffel Tower, 
but I bought this spoon at a yard sale!




 

 

 

Books about the Eiffel Tower:

1. Where Is the Eiffel Tower? by Dina Anastasio

2. The Eiffel Tower Book For Kids by Mangano Amanda

3. A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino

4. The Twins Go to the Eiffel Tower by Catherine Alford

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

 


 

Short story alert:

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful robin. She built a bird nest in a tree near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. The robin laid 3 delicate cream-colored eggs in the nest. The eggs were the loveliest cream color with tiny little red speckles the robin had ever seen. The robin sat on her eggs to keep them warm for about 15 days. She only left her eggs when she was out hunting for food to eat. When the mother robin wasn’t sitting on her eggs to keep them warm or hunting for food, she would perch near the top of the Eiffel Tower and watch all the people going by. On the 14th day, the eggs started slowly hatching one by one until there were three tiny baby robins for the parents to care for. Both parents of the baby robins take turns feeding their young. For about 3 weeks, the parents feed their beautiful baby birds. After two weeks of the baby robins in the nest, the parents gently nudge them to leave the nest to teach them how to fly and care for themselves. The baby robins are gently and safely pushed from the tree one by one. All three baby birds land safely on the ground, learning to fly and feed themselves. THE END!



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