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Got $200,000? Buy the 'World's Largest Bottle of Catsup'

Got $200,000? Buy the 'World's Largest Bottle of Catsup'

COLLINSVILLE, Ill., July 22 (UPI) --The "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup" in Collinsville is being sold for $200,000.
Evan Bleier
'Locks of Love' bridge in Paris evacuated after partial collapse

'Locks of Love' bridge in Paris evacuated after partial collapse

PARIS, June 9 (UPI) --French police evacuated Pont des Arts, the famed "Locks of Love" bridge, after an 8-foot section of railing broke off under the weight of the locks.
JC Finley
Kim Kardashian celebrates at her bachelorette party in Paris

Kim Kardashian celebrates at her bachelorette party in Paris

PARIS, May 23 (UPI) --Kim Kardashian, her mom, sisters and friends celebrated Thursday night at her bachelorette party in Paris.
Annie Martin
Drunk man attempts to climb Eiffel tower, gets arrested

Drunk man attempts to climb Eiffel tower, gets arrested

PARIS, May 19 (UPI) --A drunk man attempted to scale the Eiffel tower Saturday morning and was about 100 feet up when police were able to coax him down.
Aileen Graef
The Eiffel Tower turns 125 years old

The Eiffel Tower turns 125 years old

March 31 (UPI) -- The Eiffel Tower turned 125 years old on Monday, a milestone that was not anticipated by its architect Gustave Eiffel.
JC Finley
Performance artist on trial in France for walking near Eiffel Tower with rooster on penis

Performance artist on trial in France for walking near Eiffel Tower with rooster on penis

March 31 (UPI) -- South African artist Steven Cohen on trial for walking around the Eiffel Tower with a live rooster attached to his penis during the “Coq/Cock” stunt.
Evan Bleier

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 31, 2014.
By United Press International
Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

A gut-wrenching 9-1-1 call from an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer with three family members pleading for help in their runaway Lexus made headlines in August 2009.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Heidi Klum and new beau Vito Schnabel go on Paris getaway

Heidi Klum and new beau Vito Schnabel go on Paris getaway

March 20 (UPI) -- Supermodel Heidi Klum and her new boyfriend Vito Schnabel were spotted strolling around Paris on Monday.
Veronica Linares
Banksy artwork noting Syrian anniversary to go global

Banksy artwork noting Syrian anniversary to go global

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- British graffiti artist Banksy released a new artwork, to be projected Thursday on landmarks worldwide, marking the third anniversary of the conflict in Syria.

France destroys ivory publicly in effort to stop illegal trade

PARIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- French officials said they destroyed more than 3 tons of elephant tusks in public Thursday in an attempt to stop the illegal trade of the ivory.

Greenpeace activist shuts down Eiffel Tower

PARIS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A French Greenpeace activist pitched a tent on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower and unfurled banners protesting Russia's arrest of fellow environmentalists.

Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs by 2016

PARIS, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent said in Paris it would implement a restructuring plan that cuts 10,000 jobs and $1.36 billion in operating costs.

After Nairobi and Mumbai, cities are 'battlegrounds of the future'

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- For some security analysts, the recent bloodbath in Nairobi's premier shopping mall, in the heart of the Kenyan capital, underlines how terrorists are targeting major cities across Asia and Africa, just as an earlier generation wreaked havoc in Europe's major cities in the 1960s and 70s.

Eiffel Tower reopens after bomb scare, evacuation

PARIS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from the Eiffel Tower Friday after a bomb alert, but the Paris landmark was reopened two hours later, police said.
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The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in blue with yellow stars symbolizing European Union colors at a ceremony in Paris on June 30, 2008. France formally takes the rotating E.U. presidency from Slovenia on July 1. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, , nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is an 1889 iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tallest building in Paris, it is the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair.

The tower stands 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world from its completion until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France after the 2004 Millau Viaduct.

The tower has three levels for visitors. Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or lift, to the first and second levels. The walk to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. The third and highest level is accessible only by elevator. Both the first and second levels feature restaurants.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eiffel Tower."
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