The Eiffel Tower is a world-renowned structure that’s been in the spotlight since its creation. It’s a favorite photo opportunity of tourists, a shooting location for films, and a sign of romance and love all around the world.
• Unknown to many, the Eiffel Tower was not originally intended to be set up in France. Its creator initially proposed to build it in Spain, but the people in Barcelona did not think that its design will be fitting for the town. Thus Gustave Eiffel proposed to construct it in Paris to serve as an entryway for the Exposition Universelle or Universal Exhibition in 1889.
• During the German Occupation which occurred in 1940, the people of France cut the cables to the elevator to stop Adolf Hitler from ascending to the summit. Supposedly, the parts necessary to have the lifts working were inaccessible because of the continuing war. The German soldiers climbed all the way on foot to hoist their flag. A Frenchman also climbed to the top to hoist the French flag. After the occupation, it took mere hours to get the elevator moving again.
• The Red Room restaurant at New Orleans, USA was really an old restaurant located in the Eiffel Tower. Its bits were dismantled and rebuilt in Louisiana.
These names belong to notable architects, engineers, scientists, and artists of France.