Things to Do in Paris
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A true icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower almost got torn down soon after it was built. The Parisians hated the ugly structure, made of dull old iron. Once the 1900 Paris World Exposition was over, locals felt the structure, built the year before by Gustav Eiffel, should be ripped down and disposed of, out of sight, s’il vous plait!
Can you imagine Paris, or the Paris skyline without it? Virtually every visitor to the city at least goes to see the Eiffel Tower; most go up it, even if not to the top platform. It’s a Paris must-do.
Since its threat of removal the Eiffel Tower has hosted millions of tourists and in order to keep it in good working order, it has seen a great deal of retrofitting. It is a safe tower to ascend (adhering to the rules as posted). There are several observation platforms at varying levels. These days, the more modernized Tower from which Paris can be seen in all directions, utilizes solar power from its new solar panels. A relic that has morphed into the new age.