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Upgrade for the Eiffel Tower: Why Paris' flagship is now six meters taller

The landmark of Paris – the Eiffel Tower – was given a tip with a helicopter. With the upgrade, he is now a full six meters taller.

Paris – On Tuesday (March 15), the Eiffel Tower in Paris grew six meters taller. A new radio antenna was installed on it using a helicopter. This was announced by the Eiffel Tower Society in a press release. The antenna, weighing 350 kilograms, is now located at the highest point of the landmark of the city of love in France*. With this small upgrade, the Eiffel Tower now measures 330 meters instead of 324 meters.

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Attaching the antenna to the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday provided viewers with an exciting photo opportunity for two reasons. For one thing, installing the antenna was reason enough to pull the trigger. On the other hand, the maneuver looked even more spectacular with a reddish-yellow colored sky. The curious mood of the light was caused by dust from the Sahara, which was carried to Europe by storms. At the edge of the Alps there was a so-called blood rain*, during which the dust fell in brownish precipitation.

The antenna on the Eiffel Tower is used to broadcast digital radio in the greater Paris area. This isn’t the first time the Eiffel Tower has gained height through such work. 22 years ago it also grew a little in height with the installation of another antenna. The top of the structure has long been home to a variety of antennas. The first French radio program was even broadcast from the Eiffel Tower more than 100 years ago. ( mda / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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