Google Street View treks the Eiffel Tower

Ever wondered how the world looks like from the top of the Eiffel Tower? Well, Google lets you have that view, without visiting the city itself.

Published Date
18 - Jul - 2013
| Last Updated
18 - Jul - 2013
 
Google Street View treks the Eiffel Tower

Thanks to Google's Street View imagery, now you can have virtual tour of popular Eiffel Tower. Google has added a range of panoramic images of and around the iconic French monument, showing how it looks like from the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Google reveals its employees trekked the Street View Trolley, designed especially for monuments and museums, to the top two floors of the tower to capture 360-degree photographs of the monument and views over Paris.

The company further says the new Street View panoramas are in addition to 50 archival images, plans, engravings and photos of the Eiffel Tower that show the history of the monument. Some of the archive material is quite rare such as a recording of Gustave Eiffel’s voice by Thomas Edison.

“The first exhibition presents the birth of the Eiffel Tower from the initial idea until its realization. You can then follow the construction of the monument step-by-step through photos and sketches. Details on the inauguration and the first visitors lie in the third exhibition, with photos of people admiring the Paris vista on the opening day leading into today’s Street View imagery from the top floor,” says Google in a blog post.

Before the Eiffel Tower, Google expanded Street View imagery to Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Google has already added Diagon Alley, The Galapagos Islands and Grand Canyon to its Street View.