Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bon Anniversaire!

The Eiffel Tower is 120 years old! From 1889 to 1930, it was the tallest structure in the world. It was built as the grand entrance to a World's Fair, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. But it was very controversial, much reviled, and scheduled to be torn down within 20 years of its erection. It was saved from destruction when it was realized that the tower was ideal for radio communications.

What would Paris be without it? Francophile and Paris real estate expert Adrian Leeds muses a bit on the subject.

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