In contrast to the serenely floodlit buildings along the River Seine, the Eiffel Tower shines brightly and it sparkles each evening for 5 minutes every hour on the hour from sunset to 1:00 AM. The golden lighting system was invented by engineer Pierre Bideau and unveiled on new years eve in 1985, which is 96 years after the tower was completed. Fun Fact: It takes 336 projectors to illuminate the tower and 25 mountain climbers took 5 months to individually install the 20,000 light bulbs which produce the sparkling effect

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The Brightly Illuminated Eiffel Tower at Night

In contrast to the serenely floodlit buildings along the River Seine, the Eiffel Tower shines brightly and it sparkles each evening for 5 minutes every hour on the hour from sunset to 1:00 AM. The golden lighting system was invented by engineer Pierre Bideau and unveiled on new years eve in 1985, which is 96 years after the tower was completed. Fun Fact: It takes 336 projectors to illuminate the tower and 25 mountain climbers took 5 months to individually install the 20,000 light bulbs which produce the sparkling effect
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