|Uploaded:||March 17, 2008|
|Updated:||February 20, 2011|
This tutorial today is going to be of a structure that I want to visit one day before I die. What is this structure you ask? Well, knowing that if you are reading this you already know what structure I’m talking about, the Eiffel Tower in Paris France. I'm going to show you "how to draw the Eiffel Tower", but first let's learn about some fun facts about this amazing structure. This massive structure was built on March 31, 1889 in celebration for the French Revolution. To date that would make the Eiffel Tower 118 years old today, that’s pretty old, I’d say, older than most elderly people. Paris contracted Gustave Eiffel & Cie after being chosen from 700 proposals submitted in a design competition to build the enormous monument. A fellow named Stephen Sauvestre was the buildings architect. Works began on the Eiffel Tower in 1887 and was complete in 1889, which is a total of 2 years. It took a total of 2,518,038 pieces of metal, iron, and steel combined to build the giant with a total weight of 10,100 tons, WOW. The Eiffel tower has a total of 1,665 steps and has had over 200 million visitors from all over the world. It is also the most recognizable structure in the entire world. The tower is 1,063 feet high with a 79 foot flag pole. An interesting fact about the Eiffel tower is that when the tower was finished, Gustave Eiffel engraved seventy-two names of French scientists, engineers and other notable people along the tower. The Eiffel tower has been a part of personal goals set out by adventurers, like in 1923 a brave journalist rode his bicycle down the side of the first level, in 1954 a mountaineer decided to climb the 1,000 foot structure, and in 1984, two Englishmen decided to take a leap, and parachuted off the very top of the structure. The Eiffel tower has three tiers, on the first tier there is an expensive restaurant, the Jules Verne is on the second tier, and at the top there is a bar, souvenir shop, and the office of Gustave Eiffel. That is all cool, but do you think there should be a bar at the top of the tower? I mean what if someone decides to get suicidal or obtain some liquid courage and decide he can survive if he jumped. All in all the tower is definitely a major tourist attraction, to see something that massive must be an awesome experience. So in honor of the Eiffel towers massiveness, this tutorial will teach you "how to draw the Eiffel Tower", step by step. The instructions are simple to understand and read like always. Have fun and please, save a spot for me.