The Eiffel Tower is completely repainted every 7 years. His 19th and last season ran from March 2009 to December 2010. This requires 25 painters, 60 tons of paint to be applied on 250 000m2 surface.
Also, given the cost (€ 4millions) and the technical difficulty of maintaining the building, the municipality of Paris has decided to cover the symbol of the city. For economic reasons, the project will resume the structural principle of the pyramid of the Louvre and will be offered to citizens on 1 April 2011. #April_Fool_2011 #Eiffel_tower #France #Paris #Poisson_dAvril #Tour_Eiffel