Stay in the heart of the capital at the Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel hotel. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend, family vacation or business trip, you will enjoy the hotel's spacious, comfortable rooms in the City of Light. The best monuments, museums, shops and meeting venues in Paris are easily accessible. Relax in the fitness room or indoor pool or taste authentic Japanese cuisine in the Benkay restaurant. Enjoy the Parisian lifestyle at Novotel.
In 1889, Paris hosted an Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) to mark the 100-year anniversary of the . More than 100 artists submitted competing plans for a monument to be built on the Champ-de-Mars, located in central Paris, and serve as the exposition’s entrance. The commission was granted to Eiffel et Compagnie, a consulting and construction firm owned by the acclaimed bridge builder, architect and metals expert Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. While Eiffel himself often receives full credit for the monument that bears his name, it was one of his employees—a structural engineer named Maurice Koechlin—who came up with and fine-tuned the concept. Several years earlier, the pair had collaborated on the Statue of Liberty’s metal armature.
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Eiffel reportedly rejected Koechlin’s original plan for the tower, instructing him to add more ornate flourishes. The final design called for more than 18,000 pieces of puddle iron, a type of wrought iron used in construction, and 2.5 million rivets. Several hundred workers spent two years assembling the framework of the iconic lattice tower, which at its inauguration in March 1889 stood nearly 1,000 feet high and was the tallest structure in the world—a distinction it held until the completion of City’s Chrysler Building in 1930. (In 1957, an antenna was added that increased the structure’s height by 65 feet, making it taller than the Chrysler Building but not the Empire State Building, which had surpassed its neighbor in 1931.) Initially, only the Eiffel Tower’s second-floor platform was open to the public; later, all three levels, two of which now feature restaurants, would be reachable by stairway or one of eight elevators.
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Originally intended as a temporary exhibit, the Eiffel Tower was almost torn down and scrapped in 1909. City officials opted to save it after recognizing its value as a radiotelegraph station. Several years later, during , the Eiffel Tower intercepted enemy radio communications, relayed zeppelin alerts and was used to dispatch emergency troop reinforcements. It escaped destruction a second time during : Hitler initially ordered the demolition of the city’s most cherished symbol, but the command was never carried out. Also during the German occupation of Paris, French resistance fighters famously cut the Eiffel Tower’s elevator cables so that the Nazis had to climb the stairs.
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Good location, spacious room, clean room. I was lucky to get a room facing the Eiffel tower! There's work/renovation in the building during my stay, which normally starts around 10 am, the noise was obvious in the room/lobby hotel, so it's time to leave the room to walk around the city. The Liberty statue nearby the cafe is kind of attraction for photos especially Paris was snowy when I was there. Paris is always beautiful.