The Eiffel Tower 艾菲爾鐵塔

出版時間:2015/03/22

The Eiffel Tower, the famous structure standing in the middle of Paris’ Champ de Mars, was first opened on March 31, 1889. Generally considered to be one of the most recognizable pieces of architecture in the world, the Eiffel Tower was named after engineer Gustave Eiffel. It was Eiffel’s construction company that designed and built the tower just as they did the Statue of Liberty in New York City in 1886.
The architectural marvel stands at more than 300 meters high, which made it the tallest standing structure for a brief period of time. Not to mention, the entire iron tower weighs an impressive 7,300 tons. Fifty to 60 tons of paint has to be applied to the structure every now and again to keep it from rusting. There are three floors with a few elevators to help tourists travel up and down the tower.

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聳立於巴黎戰神廣場中央的著名建築物 —— 艾菲爾鐵塔 —— 於 1889 年三月三十一日首度對外開放。艾菲爾鐵塔通常被認為是世上最容易指認的建築物之一,它是以設計師古斯塔夫•艾菲爾的名字命名的。這座塔是由艾菲爾的建設公司所設計打造,如同紐約市的自由女神像也是由他們於 1886 年時所設計打造的。
這座令人讚嘆的建築高達三百多公尺,這使它成為當時聳立的最高建築物,但為時不久。更不必說,這整座鐵塔重達七千三百噸,令人印象深刻。每隔一陣子,需用五十到六十噸的油漆來塗這座建築以防止生鏽。艾菲爾鐵塔有三層並有幾座電梯來協助遊客上下這座高塔。

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◎recognizable a. 易辨認的
◎marvel n. 令人驚奇的事物或人
◎be applied to...  被塗到……上;被運用在……
.The new technology has been applied to farming.

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(本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見三月號。)



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