Paris on Wednesday marked the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower’s public opening in 1929 with a laser light show retracing the monument’s history that will be visible each hour from 10pm to midnight local time through Friday.
A 12-minute laser light show recounting the history of the tower will play across the Iron Lady’s facade through Friday to mark 130 years since the tower opened to the public after being built for the 1889 World’s Fair.
Rising 324 meters (1,063 feet) above Paris, the famed “Iron Lady” was designed by Parisian engineer Gustave Eiffel and built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition.
The construction of the most famous of Parisian monuments took two years, two months and five days, which was considered a feat of technical prowess at the time, mobilising between 300 and 450 workers.
Seven million tourists visit the Eiffel Tower each year, with a total of 300 million visitors from across the world since 1889.