It was afternoon, we went boldly to the Eiffel Tower, but the queues, queues ...
|Eiffel tower by night|
Gustave Eiffel is known from his revolutionary building techniques. These techniques would form the basis for the construction of the Eiffel Tower. The structure took more than two years to complete. Each one of the about 12,000 iron pieces were designed separately to give them exactly the shape needed. All pieces were prefabricated and fit together using approx. 7 million nails. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world until the completion of the Chrysler Building in 1930.