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Eiffel Tower - Painting

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Eiffel Tower - Painting

The 19th repainting of the Eiffel Tower got underway in March 2009

Will there be scafolding on the tower, that will mar my photos?

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1. Re: Eiffel Tower - Painting

When I visited it last week the whole thing appeared to be made of scaffolding. :-(

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How long does it take to repaint the Eiffel? I am taking my 13 year old nephew on Oct and this is top on his list!

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> How long does it take to repaint the Eiffel? <

I guess the information on their website is as good a guess as any.

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4. Re: Eiffel Tower - Painting

I believe it takes 15 months.

Still unclear if they put up staging to paint.

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5. Re: Eiffel Tower - Painting

Good one, jdbri!

Truthfully, if there is scaffolding, what can you do about it? Maybe try from a different viewpoint for the camera... In Europe, there is ALWAYS scaffolding or something, you just can't plan around it.

The Eiffel job will take 18 months.

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According to the AP article, twenty-five people will use 66 tons of paint, 35 miles of climbing rope, and 18 months to do the job.

Painting the Eiffel Tower.

A : To this day, the Eiffel Tower has been completely repainted every 7 years.

How long to paint it?: 15 months. 60 tons of paint to cover 200,000m2, 25 painters using only brushes.

Color: "Tour Eiffel brown" in three shades, with the lightest shade at the top and the darkest at the bottom.

The eroding paint weighs an estimated 15 tons between new coats(7 years).

The 18th coat of paint is to begin in December 2001 and last through June 2003.

The paint interval will be modified in the future:

- Every 5 years for the first floor up to the top.

- Every 10 years for the entire Tower.

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7. Re: Eiffel Tower - Painting

15 months...really....wow...when I stayed in San Fran I was told it takes just under 12 and 25 men to paing the golden gate bridge....

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...and as soon as they finish painting the Golden Gate, it's time to start painting from the other end again....so it's a never-ending project.

I'm trying to remember, Xeena, as I've been in Paris when they've painted her before...and I don't recall the equipment blocking the view at all. I think there are safety nets for the workers, but it's not the heavy-duty metal scaffolding like was on the Notre Dame until recently.

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9. Re: Eiffel Tower - Painting

why don't they just tear down the ET and build a new one like all the sporting venues we do that too in in the US :-)...oh wait they like architecture with character and history.

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10. Re: Eiffel Tower - Painting

Nice to know I am paying extra for a view of scaffolding funny that never came up on hotel websites anywhere!