Measuring 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighing 10,100 tonnes, the Eiffel Towers is one of the worlds most iconic structures despite the fact that when built 130 years ago it was only intended to stand for 20 years before being dismantled.

Today the tower welcomes 7 million people a year – many of which naturally ascend the tower in the lifts which travel a combined distance of 103,000 km a year which is equivalent to two and a half times the circumference of the Earth!

Alternatively, if you’ve got a head for heights and the legs for it you can climb the 1,665 steps instead…or you let someone else do it for you and just watch the video below.

 

 

 

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