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scottwallacephotography The Eiffel Tower opened 126 years ago yesterday! It opened on the 31st March 1889.

The Eiffel Tower is 324 metres tall (1,063 feet) That's roughly the same height as an 81 storey building. It was the tallest man made structure for 41 years.

For the Tower's "Countdown to the Year 2000" celebration, 20,000 flashing bulbs were installed to give the Tower a sparkly appearance for 5 mins every hour on the hour. On 31st December 2000 the lights glittered blue for several nights to welcome the new millennium. The glittering continued for 18 months until July 2001. The glittering lights were turned on again on 21st June 2003 and the display was planned to continue for 10 years, and is still going today!

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