As one of the well-known landmarks within the world, the Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris is massively recognisable, however it could be about to bear a makeover that may change its outward look by making it brighter.
Constructed between 1887 and 1889 as the doorway to the 1889 World’s Fair, or Exposition Universelle, the Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower that stands 324 metres tall. It’s been painted 19 instances, a feat that takes 60 tonnes of paint. It’s presently a specially-designed shade of brown, however it could come as a shock to some folks to be taught that it was beforehand painted in brighter hues.
When it was first erected, the landmark was painted pink on the request of its designer, Gustave Eiffel, and that color was modified to ochre, or gentle orange, three years later. In 1899, it went very sunny altogether by being painted orange-yellow at its base and light-weight yellow on high. It spent the 47 years from 1907 to 1954 lined in a yellow-brown shade earlier than being painted a brown-red hue in 1968.
The Eiffel Tower is because of have a three-year makeover from October 2018 by way of to the tip of 2021. During that course of, the layers of paint protecting the construction can be analysed by architects who deal particularly with Paris’s historic monuments. They will then decide as as to whether to brighten the shade of paint used on the well-known monument. “We will rediscover and revive these old colours like we do when we restore an old painting,” a heritage specialist advised the French media. “This will give some food for thought as to whether to add nuances or not to the current hue.”