The tower was the main exhibit at the
1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s
Fair), held to commemorate the
centennial of the French Revolution.
attendee at the 1889 World's Fair was
Sir John Bickerstaffe, Mayor of
Blackpool. So impressed was he at the
new attraction, he has a similar tower
built on the English
seafront.19. The tower appears in
the 1985 Bond film A View to a Kill.
There is a scene in the Jules Verne
restaurant, and a fight in the stairway.
20. Semolina Pilchard climbs the Eiffel
Tower in the Beatles song I Am the
There are a number of other replicas
around the world, including one in Las
Vegas and one at the Window of the World
theme park in Shenzhen, China.
The tower played a part in the Allied
victory at the First Battle of the
Marne, in 1914. One of its transmitters
jammed German radio communications,
hindering their advance.
was originally intended to stand for 20
years before being dismantled, but its
use as a wireless telegraph transmitter
(in cases such as the one above) meant
it was allowed to stay.