The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big…
Ostensibly, the Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb. There are so many exposed parts that you could hold on to and so many paths to climb up that there’s no real wrong move. But then you realize, as you watch James Kingston scale the tower, that it’s actually a terrifying climb because every piece is…
It took three master builders two months and over 67,000 pieces of Lego to build this seven foot tall replica of Paris’ Eiffel Tower. But what’s more impressive than how Sean Kenney was able to recreate the structure’s recognizable architecture and lattice-like detailing is how his team managed to bring the model to…
Paris hasn't been shy about slapping on sexxxy new attractions to the 127-year-old Eiffel Tower over the past few years—what with the glittering lights and glass floors. But the latest addition is designed to be neither seen or heard.
There's something about this magnificent photo of the Eiffel Tower taken by Sylke Scholz that makes it look completely different from what I remember—most probably the choice of lenses.
Here's a fun but depressing Saturday afternoon fact: taking and sharing photos of the Eiffel tower at night is a copyright violation that could land you with a hefty fine (not that it's stopped the selfie-snapping masses, of course).
One great way to get adventurous folks amped up about scaling landmarks is to make the act of being way-the-heck-up-high even freakier. The Eiffel Tower is the latest to get a stomach-flipping glass floor 187 feet above the teensy little people on the pavement below.
We've seen plenty of tiny works of art hit the internet lately. But it's truly rare to see how one of these impossibly small masterpieces is actually created. Architecture students in Mumbai offer us a glimpse at the mini sculpture skills of Vilas Lakkabathini in this video, though, and it's transfixing.
Copycat architecture isn't just popular in China, but everywhere around the world. Here are some of the weirdest replicas of the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower.
In 1889, Paris unveiled the magnificent Eiffel Tower. It was a worldwide sensation. London, meanwhile, was green with envy. Not about to be outdone, city officials announced a competition for a grand monument of its own, and revealed 68 of the entries in a showcase catalog.
If you want to make music, you've got a plenty of different instruments to choose from. But if you want to make really unique (or weird) music, you've got to find something off the beaten path. That's why Joseph Bertolozzi chose the Eiffel Tower.
We're used to seeing modern landmarks in their completed glory, but we gain a new appreciation for those familiar monuments when we see them in progress, and remember all the labor that went into bringing them to life.
Check out this arresting series of images by photographer Christian Ruhm. The German artist created these wibbly wobbly pieces with multiple exposures (no post-processing work here) — a simple photographic technique that gives rise to a striking take on some of the world's most iconic architectural landmarks.
The Eiffel Tower was originally scheduled to be demolished in 1909, 20 years after it was built. It survives into the present day, but it hasn't been quite so lucky in movies, comics, and television. We know the tower has been punched, shaken, melted, and turned into a sandwich toothpick. The question is: Who did it…
Inspired by the financial success of the Eiffel Tower — which was erected in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair — a group of Englishmen attempted to bang out their own ersatz Eiffel a year later. This contest to design the never-to-be "Great Tower of London" received 68 designs. Some resemble alien fortresses and all of…
Scientists have found that if you lean to the left, you think Michael Jackson had fewer number one hit singles than if you lean to the right or stand up straight.
I wonder if they make tourist go down the Eiffel Tower if there's a lightning storm approaching to Paris. After looking at this lightning engulfing its metal structure, I know I'd instantly get the hell out of there.
Next year marks the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. To celebrate, the French will be adding a gigantic webbed Kevlar observation deck to the top, doubling the size of the deck and making the Eiffel Tower look like some sort of alien space needle.