130 Years of Glory: Happy Birthday, Eiffel Tower!

Eiffel Tower, the “Iron Lady” of Paris turns 130!

Paris celebrated its birthday in an extravagant manner with a dazzling laser show. This brilliant exhibit retracted the monument’s iconic 130-year-old history.

Around 1300 children were invited for a grand ‘snack time’ beneath the tower and a 12-minute laser display was flashed across the facade.

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Rising 1,063 feet (324 metres) above the French capital, the Eiffel Tower was designed and built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. It took between 300 and 450 workers, 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to complete the city’s most enduring symbol.

Around seven million tourists visit this monument each year, with a total of 300 million visitors from across the globe since 1889.

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Video credits: Global News