Google Street View visits Eiffel Tower, provides birds-eye view of Paris

Jul 16, 2013
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Google Street View visits Eiffel Tower, provides birds-eye view of Paris

Google has expanded its Street View imagery once again, this time taking a trip to one of the most iconic structures in the world. Google trekked the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and used the Street View trolley to show what it looks like to stand on top of the Eiffel Tower and look out onto the city of love.

Google took the Street View trolley (similar to an ice-cream cart but with a giant camera attached) to both the second and top floors of the Eiffel Tower and went around the whole length of the viewing decks to provide a 360-degree view of Paris with 360-degree photographs -- 360-degrees inside 360-degrees!

Of course, viewing the imagery certainly isn't as awe-inspiring as actually being there, but it shows you what you're missing out on while you browse the imagery sitting on your couch. The images gives users an excellent look at the surroundings of Paris, including the Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, and even the Notre Dame off in the distance. Even if you've visited the Eiffel Tower in the past, the new imagery can provide a sense of nostalgia as you relive the moments when you stood almost 900 feet above Paris.

It's not the tallest structure that Google Street View has trekked (that titles goes to the Burj Khalifa), but the Eiffel Tower once stood as the tallest man-made structure for over 40 years. It was built in 1889 and more than 250 million people have visited it since its construction.

Google has also dedicated a landing page with all sorts of history facts of the Eiffel Tower in Pinterest-like layout, providing a timeline of sorts during the construction, as well as events that have occurred in the past. The three videos at the top of the page take you to the Street View imagery where you can navigate around the viewing decks at your own leisure.


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