20 facts about Eiffel tower

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11.Initially, the tower was to stand for only 20 years after its construction, but due to its use for telecommunications purposes, its life was prolonged.
Fortunately, today no one thinks about its demolition, because it perfectly fits into the panorama of the city and became its integral part.
12.From 1925 to 1934 the tower was used by Citroen as a large billboard.
The name of the automobile company was installed on the facade of the tower in the form of 250 thousand light bulbs. The advertisement was registered into the Guinness Book of Records due to its size.
13.The tower consists of 18,000 metal parts welded together with 2.5 million rivets.
14.In the wind, the tower can bend 6 -7 centimeters sideways.
15.Gustave Eiffel had a small apartment on the third floor of the tower where he invited his friends.
Currently, the apartment is open to visitors.
16.In 1960 Charles de Gaulle proposed that the tower be temporarily dismantled and transported to Montreal for Expo 67.
Luckily this idea has been rejected.
17.There are 20,000 light bulbs that light up the tower every night.
18.125 meters above the ground there is a restaurant, buffets and champagne bar.
19.In 1905 a competition was organized to climb the Eiffel Tower up the stairs.
The winner was M. Forestier and it took him 3 minutes and 12 seconds to get to the second floor of the tower.
20.In 1923, Pierre Labric rode down the stairs on his bicycle.
He won the bet but was arrested by the police.

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