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Key figures

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Key Figures for the Eiffel Tower

  • Original height: 312 metres (to the tip of the flagpole)
  • Current height (inc. aerials): 324 metres
  • Platform heights: 1st platform: 57 metres; 2nd platform (underside): 115 metres; 3rd platform (underside): 276 metres
  • Total weight: 10,100 tonnes
  • Weight of the metal framework: 7,300 tonnes
  • Total number of rivets: 2,500,000
  • Distance between the pillars: 101 metres (footprint: 125 x 125 metres)
  • Number of steps: via the East pillar to the top: 1665
  • Paint: 60 tonnes used for every 7-year repaint
  • Visitor numbers: more than 250 million visitors since opening in 1889
  • 6,91 million visitors in 2015