Video: Eiffel Tower hits 130 years in France


The popular Eiffel Tower in France celebrated its 130th birthday, the city of Paris marked the anniversary with a light show at the famed monument.

The building was set up because of Built the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower which soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7,300 tonnes  still attracts nearly seven million visitors every year.

Despite calls for its demolition in the years after the exhibition, it soon became the most iconic feature on the Paris skyline and is France’s most visited monument.

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