Eiffel Tower Height – So How Tall Is The Eiffel Tower?
Have you ever wondered what the Eiffel Tower height is? It’s exactly 324 meters high (with its antennas). Well, it wasn’t always the case though, as the original Eiffel Tower height was 312 meters.
When Journal Officiel announced a bid to construct a tower for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, the original paper stated: “…to study the possibility of erecting an iron tower on the Champ de Mars. The tower would have a square base, 125 meters on each side, and 300 meters high.”
In 1889, before the completion of the Eiffel Tower, the tallest building in the world was the Washington Monument with a height of 169 meters.
After its inauguration, the Eiffel Tower height was 312 meters, which made it the tallest building in the world.
It remained the tallest in the world for 41 years until 1930, when the Chrysler Building was built in New York. Its height was 319 meters, only seven meters higher than the Eiffel Tower.
Today, the Eiffel Tower height is exactly 324 meters. The height of the first platform is 57 meters. The second one reaches 115 meters, while the third platform goes at 276 meters. It’s long ago not the tallest building in the world, but it is by far the most visited.
Along with once being the tallest building in the world, there are other quite interesting Eiffel Tower facts which make the tower one of the most bizarre structures in the world.