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WorldParis celebrates 130-year anniversary of Eiffel Tower with incredible laser show

09:15  16 may  2019
09:15  16 may  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Paris on Wednesday marks the 130 th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower ’s public opening in 1929 with a laser light show retracing the monument's history that will be visible each hour from 10pm to midnight local time through Friday.

Paris on Wednesday marks the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower ’s public opening in 1929 with a laser light show retracing the monument's A 12-minute laser light show recounting the history of the tower will play across the Iron Lady's facade through Friday to mark 130 years since the tower

Paris celebrates 130-year anniversary of Eiffel Tower with incredible laser show© Chesnot

Bon anniversaire, Tour Eiffel!

Paris’ most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, celebrated its 130-year history on Wednesday with a dazzling laser show and snacks for 1,300 children below the monument.

When night fell, the festivities kicked off with the dazzling 12-minute show that will run through Friday. Professional climbers clambered the 1,063-foot-tall edifice to secure the lights for the glitzy show.

“I’m in love with the Eiffel Tower. I’m even Eiffel Tower-dependent,” one exuberant, unidentified Parisian resident told French news network France 24. “I left Paris for two years to go to London, and when I didn’t see the Eiffel Tower, I missed it.”

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To celebrate its 130 th anniversary this year , the Eiffel Tower will hold several events for guests of all ages. For the younger generation, the Tower will host 1,300 children from recreation facilities around Paris . Festivities will include an educational aspect as stories about the monument’s history and its

PARIS (AP) — Paris is wishing the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday on Wednesday with an elaborate laser show retracing the monument's 130 - year The tower will then broadcast 12-minute laser light shows across the facade starting Wednesday night until Friday that will be visible for free from nearby

Each year, approximately 6 million visitors ascend the tower every year. The wrought-iron tower was the brainchild of engineer Gustave Eiffel, who designed it for the 1889 World Fair.

At the time, the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest monument and is the second-tallest structure in France, trailing only the Millau Viaduct, a cable bridge that is only 41 feet higher.

The monument opened to the public for the first time on May 15, 1889, several days after its inauguration at the World’s Fair, according to The Associated Press.

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