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  • Absolutely love it !

    15 48.39%
  • Quite nice, definitely one of the best sights in Paris

    7 22.58%
  • Not bad, but nothing to fuss over

    6 19.35%
  • Can't stand it

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    The Eiffel Tower is one of the most beautiful places in Paris to visit. Beautiful.

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    ****sorry****

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    French people or Parisians?
    Did you say "bonjour" or "excusez-moi"?

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    its beautiful...why did that question even passed your head..????

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    how I love to see the Eiffel tower! it's the most visited place..one day I will be there!

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    Most major cities have at least one easily identifiable thing that symbolises that city and is also promoted as such to bring in the tourist dollars. For London it is usually Big Ben, Athens the Acropolis, New York the Statue of Liberty, Rome the Coloseum, Sydney the Opera House, Cairo the Pyramids and for Paris it is the Eiffel Tower.

    But, I agree with the OP. There are more wonderful places to visit in Paris than that steel monstrosity.

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    When I was young, I thought the Eiffel Tower dowdy, but I since changed opinion.
    The Eiffel Tower overlooked the city of Paris. When we approach Paris by the road, our glance is inexorably attracted by it. We see it of very very far! I find its beautiful form, at the same time, simple and impressive by its size.

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    C'est magnifique! A icon of the age.

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    It is hard to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower.Overall I like it, however the Arc de Triumph is perhaps my favorite landmark in Paris.

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    It's a great iconic structure. Paris is less without it.

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    The Eiffel Tower is the sign of Paris. You MUST see the Eiffel Tower when you travel to Paris. I was there in July 2013 and it was absolutely amazing. Especially in the night when the tower is golden and sparkling.

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    Yes, it's amazing.

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    Worth sitting under the eiffel tower to enjoy an afternoon with someone you love.

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    oui oui hon hon! lol

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    Yes of course !!!!

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    When the Eiffel Tower was first constructed, many people regarded it as an obnoxious symbol of modernism and industrialist brutalism. It was only after the Eiffel Tower had been there for a few decades that it generally came to be regarded as a beloved symbol of Paris.

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    I have French ancestry; I never really thought much of it. It's ok, but I think it is kind of overrated.

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    Locals have always had a jaded view of their landmarks. In Hong Kong I never thought too much about the Star Ferries nor the Gateway of India in Bombay nor the Victoria Memorial in Calcutta, Toy Trains in Darjeeling when I was in India nor the CN Tower when I was in Tironto nor Picasso's Bird by the Mayor Daley's courtyard. But when I left those places they seemed more worthy. Maybe it is the distance or not seeing it so often. Familiarity breeds contempt, I guess.

    They are going to add wind turbine(s) to the Eiffel Tower.

    http://www.gizmag.com/eiffel-tower-wind-power/36266/

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriental View Post
    Maybe France could enter a public/private contract with the Disney Corporation to have them do the reno to make it more appealing to American tourists, with bright lights and maybe a casino or water slide.

    Let's hope nobody takes that suggestion seriously. The Eiffel Tower is now old enough to be architecturally interesting just as it is.

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    I am not a fan of private-public financing. BC's previous Premier Gordon Campbell (now Canada's representative in Britain) accomplished a lot using that strategy before the 2010 Winter Olympics. However, it created a resort town situation where multi-millionaires buy up real estate just to ski in Whistler in the winter. Real estate in Vancouver is the highest in the world only after Hong Kong i.e. P/E Ratio Price/Earnings(Income) is out of line unless the buyers are offshore or investment companies. the rario is over 100:1. I don't have the figures with me right now.

    The Lower Mainland is separated by rivers and a lot of bridges need to be built and a lot of old bridges are also need to be replaced. The province really got screwed when Campbell turned crown corporations into private companies. Prices are going up and the BC Liberals (not really liberal but conservative, a misnomer I would say) cut a lot of services a la Stephen Harper.

    The Portman Bridge is a problem as it was a private-publicly financed and people are avoiding the bridge as there is a charge of $3 for each crossing. Everyone is using the Potulla (?) Bridge which is quite decrepit.

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    I hope you realize I was being sarcastic. Public/private partnerships have always been about private corporations looting the public purse while ignoring public interests. I hope the disease doesn't spread to the Eiffel Tower. And it wasn't my intention to take the thread off topic - it was just a passing remark about two possible dangers (the Disneyfying of venerable landmarks and corporations seeing public renovation projects as as opportunity to loot and pillage).

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    Ha, I remember Disney taking over the Mounties' image!

    I vaguely remember seeing an old movie where a con artist had pocket-sized replicas of the Eiffel Tower that he was smuggling.

    Have no fear of the Eiffel Tower's demise as even a Bollywood movie has scenes in the Eiffel Tower.


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    I prefer artistic crafting as the Statue of Liberty, instead of steel construction.

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