# What is the weight of the Eiffel Tower?

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### What is the weight of the Eiffel Tower?

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Current height | 330 meters |
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Weight steel structure | 7,300 tons |

Weight total | 10,100 tons |

Number of rivets used | |

Number of Iron Pieces | 18,038 |

### What is the speed of the Eiffel Tower?

During the December 1999 storm, the monument’s anemometer, which measures the **speed** the wind **was** stuck at its maximum of 216 km/h. More recently, the **Eiffel Tower** had been swept away by gusts of 150 km / h during storm Eleanor, in January 2018.

### What is the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower?

General form. The **Eiffel tower is** a wrought iron structure, an iron that has lost some of its carbon and therefore rusts less quickly. She **is** pyramidal in shape with slightly curved sides. It measures 324m high and is divided into 4 parts separated by a floor.

### Why was the Eiffel Tower built in Paris?

Still, the organizing committee of the Universal Exhibition of 1889 wanted to see this tower built in Paris: This was the starting point of the adventure of the Eiffel Tower. Finally, the reason why we wanted to build such a high tower is due to a technological challenge made possible by progress.

### Who created the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower took the name of its creator, Gustave Eiffel, a French entrepreneur and engineer specializing in the construction of metal structures in the 19th century (bridges, stations, viaducts). How many visitors to the Eiffel Tower each year?

### How much does the Eiffel Tower cost?

The Eiffel Tower cost .31 francs, or about 1.5 million francs more than expected, and took twice as long to build as originally planned in the January 1887 convention. It is also more than double of Eiffel’s initial estimate presented to the Society of Civil Engineers in 1885

### How tall is the Eiffel Tower?

Here are the main dimensions of the Eiffel Tower. Length of interior gap between 2 pillars: 74.24 meters Length of exterior gap between 2 pillars: 124.90 meters Floor height above sea level: 91.13 meters Floor height above from sea level: 149.23 meters