Apr 1, 2009

Eiffel Tower, 120 years old, gets facelift

One hundred twenty years after its completion, the Eiffel Tower is a getting a facelift -- a paint job that will take 18 months to outfit the monument from tip to toe in a new coat of coppery brown.

Twenty-five painters are on the job to cover 250,000 square metres of metal of monument.

The 324-metre-high tower receives more than six million visitors per year.

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