10 things you didn't know about the Eiffel Tower
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10 things you didn't know about the Eiffel Tower( Jacques Demarthon / AFP/Getty Images )
Way back when, Chrysler stole its thunder.
But whos laughing now?
The tower was the tallest building in the world until the Chrysler Building went up in New York in 1930.
But look at the bottom lines. The tower has been a reliable money-maker. Despite a scandal over 15 workers embezzling ticket revenue, the Paris city agency running the tower reported 2007 operating income of 59.8 million euros and operating profit of 1.5 million euros.
One of the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower.