Talk:Eiffel Tower

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Pedantic Height[edit]

I just been to the tower, and on the top most floor they say it's anywhere between 279 and 281. There's a scale there along those numbers. I believe this figure of 273 on wikipedia means the floor right below it, which is covered by windows. Anyone knows what's the correct figure? Should we fix it? --Caue (T | C) 03:03, Thursday 2013-03-21 (UTC) yes we should!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bungy/Bungee Jump[edit]

A.J. Hackett did a bungy from the second level in 1987, not the top of the tower. Yes, he was arrested briefly by the French police, but was released shortly thereafter as the French police were satisfied that he was leaving the country almost immediately and would cause them no more trouble

BCAB Lad22 (talk) 17:07, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 July 2015[edit]

Please insert the following subheading and text (which I have translated from the German-language Wikipedia page [1]) as a new subsection 1.1, thereby renumbering the subsequent subsections under the History heading:

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done for now: The image size is too large to implement for now. Please reduce it to a thumbnail and double check your sources and content for any errors. When done, comment so, and I will re-evaluate. TrueCRaysball | #RaysUp 08:43, 6 August 2015 (UTC)


Drawing of the Centennial Tower in comparison to other constructions With the technical possibilities of industrialisation, there arose the idea of building tall structures. Tower blocks reflected the Zeitgeist of the period.

As early as 1833, the English engineer Richard Trevithick had suggested a cast iron column, 1,000 feet (304.8 metres) high, supported by 1,000 trusses and having a diameter of 30 metres at the base and 3.6 metres at the summit. However, Trevithick died shortly after publishing his plans. The American engineers Thomas Curtis Clarke (1848–1901)[2] and David Reeves took up the idea and intended to construct such a column (Centennial Tower) for the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia. The design was to incorporate at its core a cylindrical iron tube 90 ft (27.4 m) in diameter[3], anchored with stays of steel rope. The plan was not realised and, with hindsight, we now know that the construction would not have withstood the oscillations caused by wind.[4]

In 1881, the French engineer Sébillot returned from a visit to America with the idea of lighting the entire city of Paris with a beacon atop a “sun tower”. When, in May 1884, the French government announced its intention to stage a world exhibition in 1889, Sébillot worked up his plans for the “sun tower” in collaboration with Jules Bourdais, who was responsible for building the Palais du Trocadéro.[5] The richly decorated design, reminiscent of a romanticised reconstruction of the legendary Pharos of Alexandria, met with widespread reservations and was the subject of much public discussion until the official design competition was announced in May 1886.[6] Due to their technical infeasibility, neither the Philadelphia Centennial Tower nor the Parisian “sun tower” was ever built.

PACRalph (talk) 21:32, 19 July 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ Eiffelturm
  2. ^ Biographical outline on Thomas Carke (PDF; 615 kB), accessed on 1st March 2012.
  3. ^ The Centennial Tower of 1876 by Timothy Harrison in Lighthouse Digest, June 2005
  4. ^ Heinle, Leonhardt: Türme aller Zeiten – aller Kulturen, S. 214.
  5. ^ Musée d’Orsay: Projet de phare monumental pour Paris, élévation, accessed on 2nd February 2012.
  6. ^ Martin Trautz: Maurice Koechlin. Der eigentliche Erfinder des Eiffelturms In: Deutsche Bauzeitung, 04/2002 (Online).

Request to update and change current image of Eiffel Tower, s'il vous plaît[edit]

For this page, I am requesting approval of changing and updating the current image of the Eiffel Tower to a picture I took of it. My edits have been reverted because some users feel its unnecessary, but I feel the picture that I provided shows the tower better because of all the people in the photo; they give us a glimpse of all the tourists who visit it and local citizens too. It just all adds to the photo and the Wikipedia page.

Thank you for your understanding, MonsieurNapoléon (talk) 21:57, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Current picture [1], proposed picture [2].
Disagree : I think the current picture is perfectly fine. The current picture is a featured picture while the proposed picture is not. Blaue Max (talk) 22:16, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Disagree :, also

Blaue Max What do you mean featured? Wikipedia uploaded this or did Wikipedia approved it? Aren't both photos great? I got opinions from several people and they said both are great. MonsieurNapoléon (talk) 19:06, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

To explain what featured picture means, click on File:Tour Eiffel Wikimedia Commons.jpg and scroll down. Then click on the links in the assessment block. -- GB fan 19:16, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
Disagree , very strongly. The photo currently used is rightly a featured photo, the replacement not as good. For starters, the tower is irritatingly not quite vertical. And the sky is less punchy. It'sa OK photo but by no means great The photo in the article showing the queue for the tower is also a good photo & makes the (rather unnecessary) point that it is a major tourist attraction.TheLongTone (talk) 12:06, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Events on 31 December 1999[edit]

In this section it states "on 31 December 2000 the lights glittered blue for several nights to welcome the new millennium. The glittery lighting continued for 18 months until July 2001." The first date should be 1999 not 2000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:43, 4 August 2015 (UTC)