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Interesting facts about Eiffel Tower Paris

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The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower is named after its main designer; the French metallic structure expert and engineer, Gustave Eiffel.

Eiffel had previously designed multiple metallic structures such as several railway bridges and the armature for another world known monument, the statue of Liberty. This time he had his eyes on construction a metallic structure in the shape of a tower.

It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

facts about Eiffel TowerThe Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 Paris Exposition and was not intended to be permanent. It was going to be demolished in 1909 but was saved because it was repurposed as a radio antenna.

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The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world: 6.98 million people in 2011. Eiffel tower is without a doubt one of the most famous buildings in the world. If you plan to visit it, you won’t be the only one to see the tower, as it is the most visited paid monument in the world.

An estimate of over 200 million people has seen the tower, on-site, since its construction in 1889. Visiting Paris, but not the Eiffel Tower, is no visit at all. facts about Eiffel Tower

During WW2, when Hitler visited Paris, the French cut lift cables of the Tower.

The Eiffel Tower also experienced the German occupation of Paris during the Second World War. During the occupation, the lift cables inside the tower were cut by the French.

This to make sure Hitler had to take the 1665 stepped stairs if he wanted to scale the top since the proper parts to repairs the lift were impossible to obtain during the war. When visiting Paris, Hitler remained on the ground.

Thus it’s said Hitler conquered France, but he did not conquer the Eiffel tower. At the liberation of Paris in 1944, the Eiffel tower became of symbol of liberty when a French flag, made of three-bed sheets sawn together, was raised on the top of the tower.

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Con artist Victor Lustig “sold” the Eiffel Tower to a scrap metal dealer. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.

The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side.

Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft).

Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second-tallest structure in France after the Millau Viaduct. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels.

The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground. The highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union.

Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps.

Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.

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These 5 new features to Google Maps are coming soon…

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Google Maps can be known as the search giant’s greatest success stories. With over a billion users globally, the platform is constantly increasing and is being examined with some features. Although listing all of them is not yet possible, Android seems to have uncovered some of them in an apk teardown of the Google Maps version 9.71 beta. It is not for sure if all these features will be coming to your devices. However, there is a possibility.

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There are few features are listed as below-
  • ‘Screenshot’ button replaced ‘Share button’.– In the apk app teardown, the report discovered Google Maps to change a location’s ‘Share’ button with a ‘Screenshot’ button. It has also begun showing up for some customers. It is not for sure if the feature will execute the same function or not. However, the purpose of it could be similar.
  • Battery status is shown during location sharing. – It has been also found that while giving your location with someone, Google Maps will also display your device battery status to the other member so they know what time will you stay in contact.
  • Shortcuts to favourite destinations. – In addition to the above-mentioned features, Google Maps may soon let you set shortcuts or recommended routes to a station. These may be noticeable to other individuals using the same metro station as well.
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  • Arrival Notification.– While Google Maps already had the alternative to tell navigation routes through notifications, the update could also give customers the notice, reminding them of their arrival and actual time.
  • Trips sharing with others.– Finally, the app’s apk teardown shows it to include a feature wherein users can talk about their trips. If you are on your way to a location or have reached already.

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DUBAI OPENS WORLD’S TALLEST HOTEL, GEVORA

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Dubai, on its never-ending search to break records, declared the opening of the ‘world’s new tallest hotel’ today, pipping another towering milestone in the town for the highlights.

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The shimmering gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel appears 356 meters, or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall. The new record-holder is just a few minutes walk from its predecessor, Dubai’s JW Mariott Marquis, which is piped by just one meter. The Gevora’s first guests are expected on Monday, according to Emirati daily The National.

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Gevora will have 528 guest rooms and suites, out of which 232 are Deluxe Rooms, 265 are one-bedroom deluxe and 31 are two-bedroom suites. The smallest room is a huge 43 square meters. The eye-watering room costs give visitors access to one of the hotel’s four state-of-the-art health clubs – and two luxury restaurants. Visitors enter the hotel through gold-plated revolving doors. The decor and ambiance of the hotel makes it more luxurious.

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Dubai also has the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which pierces the town skyline at 828 meters high. The hotel boasts a rooftop pool bar – 356m in the air, which is within view of the Burj Khalifa. Guests can enjoy magnificent views of the desert city Dubai. Other features include pool, jacuzzi, health club as well as a luxury spa and has five restaurants offering international and local cuisines. The hotel has six elevators which move at the speed of 26 km/hour and has a total of 3,859 stairs.

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The hotel is three times taller than London’s Big Ben, 100 meters shorter than Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers and 56 meters bigger than Paris’s Eiffel Tower.

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INSANE ADVENTURE SPORTS IN INDIA

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Blessed with high peaks and mountains, enchanting rivers and many other natural wonders.

India is known as an epitome of adventure in the world.

Be it in any part of the country, we have ample options that offer the desired adrenaline rush to the adventure lovers.

Siang Valley Trekking

trekking is a very good sports which keep us healthy.

This 11 days’ trek in Arunachal Pradesh is all about discovering the abundant nature of the state.

This moderate trek, gives you a beautiful view of the lush greeneries, amazing terrains.

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Angling in Subansiri

Starting from the great Himalayas in Tibet, the Subansiri River flows through Arunachal Pradesh

And is amongst the most sought destination for Golden Masheer, Trout and Goonj fishing sports.

If you are an angling fan, this river will fulfil all your fishing dreams.

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White Water Rafting in Subansiri

Visiting North-Eastern part of India, carved out the fear in you.

And challenge the white waters of Subansiri.

Feel the thrill of manoeuvring the gushing the rapids.

Grade-I to Grade-IV and curate some of the spine-chilling adventurous moments of your life.

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River Rafting in Brahmaputra River

Does rafting against or with the rapids give your adrenaline a rush?

If yes, then Nameri National Park in Assam has to be your destination,

Where you can indulge in river rafting in the Brahmaputra River.

The best time to visit is from the months of October to February.

River Brahmaputra is one of the multinational rivers of Asia.

It flows through India and China.

This colossal river is popular for being India’s largest rivers

And offers a thrilling experience to rafters from all over the world.

 

Paragliding in Goa

Your dream to fly can come true when you can fly like a bird across the blue waters.

The beautiful clear sky in Goa over the marvellous beaches.

Goa is a popular destination for paragliding and other adventure sports in India.

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You can overcome your fear of heights when you do acrobatics while soaring in that sky over the deep sea.

Extensive safety and precautionary measures are taken care of by the professionals.

Just let yourself free and admire heavenly view you get to witness.

The palm and coconut groves, the sparkling water and the golden sand look like a wonderland.

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