Crazy facts about the Eiffel Tower you probably did not know

The Eiffel tower was meant to be temporary

Yes, it is true that the Eiffel tower was expected to be a temporary installation intended to commemorate the 100 years of French Revolution in the year 1889, at the World Fair conducted at Paris. However, the soon to become French heritage structure was not taken down since it had an antenna on top it to broadcast various television and radio signals.

Gustave Eiffel did not design the Eiffel tower

On the contrary to the popular misconception that Gustave Eiffel designed the beaming tower, but in reality, it was created by two chief engineers in Gustave’s company. The actual designers of the tower are indeed Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin. Since Gustave funded the project, he had bought the patent right to himself.

Initially, Parisians hated the tower

Numerous citizens along with famous intellectuals claimed that the ugly Eiffel tower would damage the beauty of the Paris skyline and instead depicted a giant dark smokestack.

Hitler had ordered the demolition of the Eiffel Tower

After Adolf Hitler recognized he was going to lose the city of France to the Allied forces, he had ordered the immediate destruction of the Eiffel tower along with the entire city. Thankfully, the order was not followed through.

Someone is legally married to the Eiffel Tower

In the year 2007, an American lady named Erika Aya got married to the Eiffel Tower in a proper commemorate ceremony and later changed her last name to Eiffel. She is diagnosed with the condition, paraphilia, which means she tends to form serious relationships with inanimate objects.

It is illegal to take a photograph of the Eiffel Tower at night

The Eiffel Tower lights up each hour after dawn, forming the illumination show which is bound to leave you dumbstruck in its beauty. It is, however, illegal to take a photo of its lighting beauty beyond dark and share it on social media platforms due to its patent right copied causality.

The timely repainting of the Eiffel Tower is done by hand

No sort of mechanics is availed when painting the Eiffel Tower from time to time. It is instead a labor-intensive work and ensures utter personal touch since the painters are issued with old school equipment consisting of a bucket of paint and toothbrush.

Eiffel Tower is the most paid tourist attraction in the world

Every year the Eiffel Tower sees more than 6 million tourists and is thus considered the most visited paid monument of the world.