Google Maps Street View takes us up 1,710 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower

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Okay, so yesterday’s tour of an Arizona carwash wasn’t the most exciting place we’ve visited through Google Street View, but today they’ve completely redeemed themselves. Buckle your seat belts, boys and girls, cuz we’re flying to Paris! And what place on Earth is more iconic than France’s own Eiffel Tower? There’s a good chance I’ll never live to see the Eiffel Tower in my lifetime, so I find it truly amazing that with just a few clicks, I can take a 360 degree virtual tour of the monument thanks to the power of Google Maps Street View, and the Google Cultural Institute.

Construction of the Eiffel Tower

It’s all rather magical and the view from the top (1,710 steps) is completely stunning. You can learn everything there is to know about the Eiffel Tower by visiting its page on the Google Cultural Institute’s site, where you’ll find early design sketches, historic photos, and even a Thomas Edison voice recording of Gustave Eiffel himself. Beautiful.

[Eiffel Tower on Google Maps]

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  • TheHowiie

    Google never ceases to amaze.

  • CerealFTW

    Google now(pun not intended) take us to the Motorola headquarters and tell us about your upcoming phones

  • Sean Royce

    Off topic but I’ve found another Moto X leak on YouTube just now. Slightly confused. Here are two videos.

    • meltedmoops999

      That’s sexy. Too bad its only dual core. :(

      • Sean Royce

        I just want the final announcement.

  • tornplan

    Climbed it twice, i was too tight to line up and pay for the elevator “-“

  • androidscales

    apple needs to copy this now and patent it

  • Marsg

    Someone dropped their orange juice at the north west corner at the top of the tower, corner pillar (not really a pillar but don’t know what else to call it)

    • Marsg

      see?, or is that orange soda

      • Daniel

        Looks like Minute Maid OJ to me.

        • Marsg

          yea you’re right, its the Minute Maid Original

  • Dan Fryling

    Nice, I walked down from the top in 1965.