The Secret Apartment At The Top Of The Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower was opened in 1889 and is an iconic building which is recognised globally. What many of you don’t know that it contains a secret apartment within its highest level. Gustave Eiffel was the engineer who designed the tower, he also owned this apartment which was fully decorated and frequently it was used for social gatherings with individuals. In the list of the persons who assisted these gatherings, was also Thomas Edison.
Henri Girard explains in his book La Tour Eiffel de Trois Cent Métres (The Eiffel Tower of 300 Meters) that Parisians would offer “a small fortune” just to rent the space for a single night, but Eiffel consistently refused. However he did occasionally entertain guests from the highest prestige. One great example is Thomas Edison.
This marvel of steel which has hard lines, the symbol of romantic – imagine the perfect wallpaper view you have on that tower on a nice sunny day. But now imagine yourself all the way at the top of this wonder, now continue adding there a nice small apartment with wood furniture, and oil paintings. What a stunning view you have from there over Paris. Despite of the cold steel look the tower has, Eiffel’s apartment was very nice and cozy. It had all 19th century Parisian home commodities like carpets, wallpaper, cabinets, and a small bedroom. The luxury-location apartment was the envy of much of the city. That sure is a sight you would never forget. There couldn’t be anything more romantic than having a great private dinner with your love.
Beside all other comforts of the engineer’s accommodation, it also contained a grand piano. This instrument was the centrepiece of the many parties Eiffel held there during his stays in Paris. The grand Thomas Edison’s visit to the tower was on the 10th of September in 1899. Both of the recognised men spent hours smoking cigars, drinking cognac, and discussed Edison’s latest invention, the phonograph.
I’m quite sure that Monsieur Eiffel would have wanted to continue having the access denied to his apartment. It has been off limits for years, but now is on display for visitors to come and peer into. The 1,000-foot-high space is available to visit. It would be a dream to see what it’s like to live at the world’s most enviable address. His secret living space could inspire as much jealousy today as it did when it was built.
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