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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Eiffel_Tower&action=edit&section=1#

Omitted Facts[edit]

I have seen somewhere that Eiffel intended that the structure be dismantled after 30 years. The painting maintenance after that time would be prohibitive. The list of towers taller than the Eiffel is way off the factual mark. See the Wiki article List of tallest structures in the world. There is even an oil rig in the Gulf Of Mexico that is taller than the Eiffel. There are many taller radio towers. (Erecting such towers does not require much funding nor do they require any significant engineering skill.)220.245.43.121 (talk)

Design section is incorrect, base is not 125m^2[edit]

The article says:

Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side.

so the base is 125m X 125m = 15625 m^2 (square meters)

However, in the design section it says:

As a demonstration of the economy of design, if the 7,300 tons of metal in the structure were melted down, it would fill the 125 m2 base to a depth of only 6.25 cm

Please change it to

it would fill the 15625 m2 base to a depth...

or to

it would fill the square base, 125m on each side, to a depth...

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.108.15.125 (talk) 22:00, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Firebrace (talk) 22:40, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Adding info about Fire at Eiffel Tower[edit]

Seems to be big news covered globally as the Eiffel Tower is engulfed in flames today in the hours following the Nice terrorist attacks. Should this be added? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 05:21, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Seems kind of inconsequential at this point. It was just fireworks accidentally catching on fire, and only attracted the attention of the news media because some people thought it might be a terrorist attack connected with the Nice incident. It will probably be forgotten very quickly. Ormewood (talk) 22:47, 17 July 2016 (UTC)