When this huge tower was officially opened in 1889, it was the highest structure of the planet. In 1930, one other skyscraper ”Chrysler”, got ahead with 18 meters. However, if the height of the Eiffel Tower added to the length of its 24-meter antenna, the “Chrysler” left behind. Nowadays, the Eiffel Tower is on the fifth place among the high-rise buildings in France.
It is actually painted in three different shades of color. The darkest tone used at the base of the building, and the brightest – at the top. The tower is covered with 60 tons of paint every seven years to protect against corrosion.
Source: Odd Stuff Magazine