I think everyone knows Eiffel Tower, which is a landmark in Paris, France. The shape is intuitive, simple and elegant, and timeless. It was built to prepare for World's Fair and celebrate 100th anniversary of French Revolution.
Many people who travel to France or study abroad will not miss this popular registration place. Locals in Paris also like to gather under Eiffel Tower to picnic, chat and laugh. With onset of night, people here are immersed in unique romantic atmosphere of Paris.Construction of Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887. Prior to that, internal situation in France was relatively stable, economy developed rapidly, and industrial production grew especially fast. over years, and construction of railways is going on even more energetically.
Against this backdrop, Eiffel design team chose iron as raw material for turret, which was an unexpected choice.
Their team has revised and improved many times, using a new steel structure as main body, decorated with carvings in stone, glass, etc., and finally presented a perfect image of Eiffel Tower with a 360-degree view and without dead ends, which we are familiar with. .
The Eiffel Tower is not only very beautiful from outside, but also a visual feast from inside. When we go up to tower's unique observation deck and see all of Paris, it feels like world is under your feet and everything in world is so small.
The height of Eiffel Tower is 324 meters. Although it does not look very attractive now, at that time it was tallest tower in world. It covers a large area, with a total weight of more than 10,000 tons. The building materials are about 20,000 pieces of iron sheets and a million rivets.
The Eiffel Tower took more than two years to build, but end result is wonderful, with clear structure and smooth lines. The style of entire tower perfectly matches impression of Paris, France has become synonymous with Paris.Maintenance of Eiffel Tower
The cost of building Eiffel Tower is high, and cost of maintenance is unimaginable. Due to nature of raw materials, Eiffel Tower has become heavily oxidized and corroded, so some measures must be taken to slow down its rust rate and restore its "beauty".
Due to complex construction of building, iron tower is still painted by hand. Surprisingly, iron tower was red when it was first built, but after several times of painting and maintenance, it was painted yellow-brown, and now it has been painted brown. Many artists and engineers believe that current tan color is most suitable color for tower.
As time goes by, rusting situation in iron tower becomes more and more serious. Its maintenance is costly. In July this year, Qilu Evening News reported that management company had invested 400 million yuan to repair tower, but only one of "legs" was repaired.
With such high costs, issue of continuing to repair tower has become number one issue for relevant departments and companies. As a world-famous cultural landmark, Eiffel Tower was naturally crowded with tourists before epidemic. People around world yearn for free and romantic Eiffel Tower in Paris. The money that local area earns by relying on the iron tower is, of course, sky-high.
Today, however, epidemic situation remains severe. The virus has dealt a mortal blow to tourism industry. For savvy, self-serving capital, answer to this question seems obvious.The Eiffel Tower is not just a tower
Since its construction, Eiffel Tower has gone through countless winds and rains. Time has left marks on it, but it has also enriched its connotation.
Construction of Eiffel Tower begins
The tall tower makes it an object of conquest for many of "solitary braves" who have followed suit. Someone climbed on it over stones, and someone tried to fly through tower in an airplane. In front of these people who "want to compete with gods", iron tower has become a symbol of courage and bravery.
The beauty of iron tower attracts countless artists to create, photography, photography, painting, film, etc., iron tower is like a "muse", always with its wonderful body bursting from infinite artist Inspired her, he created works that were passed on to future generations.
The unique geographical position of Iron Tower attracts many people here. Many public charity events are held here. As a city rich in humanism, Paris will host many events at Eiffel Tower, as will annual Breast Cancer Campaign. The tower will be illuminated with a beautiful pink light during this campaign in solidarity with women and a call to women to take care of them.
The design of iron tower represents spirit of innovation. The iron tower uses latest design and most modern material at that time - glass. The design team dared to think and do, perfectly realized design and used many academic theories to justify construction of this iron tower, which not only emphasizes beauty of lines, but also shines with beauty of rationality.
Climbing Eiffel Tower, we see Arc de Triomphe writing history, brightly shining Louvre, singing Basilica of Sacred Heart and silently flowing river Seine - everything is so beautiful and desirable, and Eiffel Tower stands among them, like those stories, they are already integrated into soul of France.
As we all know, Eiffel Tower was built to prepare for World's Fair at time and at same time to celebrate 100th anniversary of French Revolution.
The Eiffel Tower is not only a building that carries national pride and self-improvement of French people, but has also accumulated new ideas, colors and feelings over time. For such a building with rich connotations, we cannot look at it only from a utilitarian point of view.
Just like in 2012, when we built pavilion for Shanghai World Expo, we were full of joy and glory, we felt highly valued and fully identified with our country, and we were proud to be Chinese .
Emotions in world are all interconnected, and I also felt attention of everyone. Now I feel endless grief and regret when I see rusty view of Eiffel Tower in Paris.What will happen after Eiffel Tower
Two years later, Paris will host 2024 Summer Olympics. At this time, Eiffel Tower, as a landmark building, is necessarily “pulled out” to support stadium. Therefore, tower is lucky that it can take this opportunity to repair.
But some experts warn that regular painting will have no effect, and may even aggravate damage to tower, since new paintwork may reduce adhesion of tower.
The staff who have worked in Tashan for many years also said that destruction of iron tower is very serious and rescue is urgently needed, and some new technology may be needed instead of just repainting old one with new paint.
The planning and implementation of all this requires active cooperation between project company, management company and relevant departments. It is urgent to solve this problem. This is indeed a difficult task. I only hope that in 2024 we will see Eiffel Tower revived and shining.