229 - The Eiffel Tower

The most visited monument in the world, The Eiffel Tower wasn't always popular. Built for the 1889 World's Fair, it was an ambitious project - the tallest structure in the world at the time - almost doubling the previous record holder. On this episode we talk about the tower's inception, the protest against it, its time as a giant billboard as well as Franz Reichelt the "Flying Tailor," who tested his parachute suit by jumping from the tower.

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