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The Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French revolution and other reasons.  It was built because there was pride in France and it would be a main symbol at the World Exhibition. The last reason it was made it was for marketing and public reasons.  That is why the Eiffel Tower was built. It was built by a man named Gustave Eiffel.   Gustave Eiffel was a amazing  engineer, but unfortunately he is not alive today.  His nickname was the Magician of Iron.  He was born on Dec.15, 1832.    The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889.          

Now that you know the history of the Eiffel Tower here are some facts about it.  Because it’s so big it needs 8 elevators.  Its nickname is The Iron Lady.  The tower is also the tallest building in Paris.  The tower is 1,050 feet tall.  The tower is also on the Seven Wonders of the World list.  The coolest thing I found was that there are 20,000 sparkling lights on the tower.

This year I am going to Paris, and the Eiffel Tower . I would like to go to one of the museums in the tower.    My family is going to the top!  I would love to go to one of the two restaurants.  I would also  like to see the apartment on top of the tower.    Gustave Eiffel lived there.    I want to look at the amazing  view. 

Au revoir! 

Works Cited
Alexiou, Joseph. Frommer's Paris 2012.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Print

"Eiffel Tower." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Founadation, 06 Dec. 2012. Web. 13 June 2012.  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower>.

Pictures, History, Trivia and Questions. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 June 2012.
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Marita Wenner
06/13/2012 14:45

Awesome article!

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Uncle Brett
06/13/2012 14:59

Great article with some interesting information!! Cool to hear that theres an apartment at the top... Would be really cool to live there I bet!! Hope you guys enjoy the trip this summer!!

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Mom
06/13/2012 15:00

Nice job!

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Stacy
06/13/2012 15:05

Great job. I have been there and yet still did not know all those facts. May I save this and share it with my third-graders for next year? I hear you're going on a fabulous trip this summer. Enjoy!

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Abby
06/13/2012 15:34

Yes, of course you may share this.

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06/13/2012 16:11

A wonderful article about the Eiffel Tower. You are so lucky to be going to see it this summer. My family has been there many times. One time we took the elevator but most times we walked to the top. There are a lot of stairs! I already told your dad my favorite place in Paris is the park behind the Eiffel Tower because there are so many beautiful chestnut trees. I hope you all have a great time in Europe this summer! :-)

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06/13/2012 18:43

Good research, Abby! It will be so exciting to see those lights on The Iron Lady at night!!

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06/13/2012 22:41

Pretty cool facts. It's been eons since I visited Paris and would love to travel again. Even though we were in Paris, we didn't get to up the Eiffel Tower and I didn't know any of these facts. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Tammy Lavoy
06/15/2012 19:09

Thanks for teaching me so many cool things about the Eiffel Tower. Be sure to post lots of pictures and have a wonderful time!

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Leah
07/22/2012 11:55

Great Job Abby!

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