The Eiffel Tower Celebrates its 130th Anniversary

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Undoubtedly the most iconic point of the Paris skyline, the Eiffel Tower has stood tall since 1889. Designed to commemorate the World’s Fair in Paris and mark the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world at the time of its construction. The architectural feat opened to the public on May 15, 1889, drawing millions of visitors during the fair and millions more since then.

To celebrate its 130th anniversary this year, the Eiffel Tower will hold several events for guests of all ages. For the younger generation, the Tower will host 1,300 children from recreation facilities around Paris. Festivities will include an educational aspect as stories about the monument’s history and its significance to French heritage will be shared with the youth. In the evening, French singer-songwriter Jeanne Added will perform a free concert on the Esplanade at the base of the Eiffel Tower. The celebration will continue into the night, with the Eiffel’s dazzling lights showing off the structure’s imposing stature. For the anniversary, a never-before-seen light show was designed to pay homage to the history of the tower from its inauguration to present day, which will be on view on the evenings of May 15th, 16th, and 17th.

As one of the world’s most prized landmarks, the Eiffel Tower upholds 130 years of history in its iron framework, providing inspiration for artists of all disciplines. It’s appeared in countless movies, influenced fashion designers, and been replicated in Las Vegas, showing its pervasive presence beyond the Paris landscape. With its stunning latticework and sparkling lights, the tower is a beacon of French innovation and romanticism. Joyeux anniveraire!

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