Eiffel Tower GetS Gold Facelift for 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Even though The Eiffel Tower has been closed to the public due to the pandemic lockdowns, behind the scenes it is using this time for a major makeover and facelift for the 2024 Paris Olympic Summer Games! It will change dress color from the traditional brown since its creation 132 years ago and will reveal a more golden yellow hue that Gustave Eiffel had originally imagined.

Lady Eiffel has worn various colors over the years, from reddish-brown original color in 1889 when it was first presented at the World Exposition to ochre-brown (1892), a variation of 5 shades of yellow over its total height (1899), yellow-brown (1907-1947), reddish-brown (1954-1961) and since 1968, an “Eiffel Tower brown” of three different tones.”

This formidable Dame de Fer standing 1063 feet and weighing 7,300 tons usually gets a makeover every 7 years for maintenance and to protect against the elements and rusting, it has been painted at least 19 times so far and this 60-ton total renovation paint job will cost about 60 million dollars. This major undertaking started during the pandemic in 2019 and is estimated to be completed by 2022.

I remember how beautiful this Iron Lady looked dressed in its shiny disco attire made of 20,000 flashing bulbs for the 2000 Millenium during my last trip to Paris.

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