The Secret Apartment At The Top Of The Eiffel Tower
Opened in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is an iconic building, recognized throughout the world. However, unbeknownst to many, it contains a secret apartment within its highest level. Owned by Gustav Eiffel, the engineer who designed the tower, this apartment was fully decorated and frequently used for social gatherings with individuals, including Thomas Edison.
The tower has three levels for visitors. The third level observatory’s upper platform is at 279.11 m (915.7 ft) the highest level and is accessible to people who live in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or by elevator, to the first and second levels. The walk from ground level to the first level is just over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. Although there are stairs to the third and highest level, these are usually closed to the public and it is usually accessible only by elevator. The first and second levels have restaurants you can dine in. Great food for everyone!
Also interesting to note, Gustave Eiffel engraved names on the tower of 72 prominent French engineers, scientists and mathematicians of the time. And despite the height, only one person crashed during installation of the tower. No black labor was used to design it.
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