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Construction of the Eiffel Tower started in January 1887. It opened to the on the 31st of March, 1889. It was built to celebrate the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Builders needed 10,100 tons of to make the . It was made from 18,000 and 2.5 million rivets. The original plan was for the tower to be taken down after 20 . However, the French government changed its and kept it in place. The tower is currently being repainted ahead of the 2024 Olympics. Engineers say painting the will not make the rust go away. They say the existing paint needs to be removed first. However, this will take too long and the tower would lose revenue.

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