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waynebretl

Happy 131st Birthday. E.T.

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No, not that ET, the Eiffel Tower!

Per Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated on this date in 1889. 
As most here know, the critics then were as short-sighted as some at later Expositions, but we are glad they didn't have their way and it was left in place.

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And Wayne, considering how many times it was scheduled for demolition or that loud critics continued to demand its removal, it is truly remarkable it’s still there. And how vacant Paris would seem without that masterpiece.

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