Every night the tower lights up. Every hour, on the hour, the Eifffel Tower sparkles and shines. There’s a big shimmery blob in the sky. We are going to climb up the tower on Saturday. We will probably climb up while it’s lit! The Eiffel Tower was named after Gustave Eiffel. It was built for the world fair in 1889. It took two full years to build! The was supposed to be a temporary building after twenty years but they kept it up instead. While it was being built people thought it was ugly. The Eiffel Tower is as tall as an 81 story building. It was the tallest building in the world until 1930 when the Chrysler
Building was built in New York. Every seven years they apply 50-60 tons of paint to prevent rust! It takes 15 months to paint the whole tower!