Eiffel Tower Facts – Interesting facts about Eiffel Tower

Facts about Eiffel Tower

Eiffel for constructing the Eiffel Tower has earned the nickname “magician of iron.”

Gustave Eiffel is not the actual designer of the Tower, but Maurice Koechlin is the one who came up with the concept.

It takes about 25 painters and around 18 months to repaint Eiffel Tower.

During WWI, the French used the Tower’s wireless station to intercept enemy messages from Berlin. In fact in 1917, the legendary spy Mata Hari was caught because of a message between Spain and Germany that was intercepted from here.

Only one worker died during the construction.

British Royal family and Buffalo Bill are the first visitors to the Eiffel Tower.

The famous Beacon emits light beam which reaches out for miles.

Father Theodor Wulf observed radiant energy from the top of the Eiffel Tower. He discovered cosmic rays as a result of his experiments. Since then, Eiffel Tower has played host to many scientific enquiries.

In 1991, Eiffel Tower was designated as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.