The world's most visited monument celebrates 300 million visitors since it opened 128 years ago, with colourful lights and concerts on each floor. (Rough cut - no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The iconic Eiffel Tower, the world's most visited monument, celebrated on Thursday (September 28) 300 million visitors since it opened to the public in 1889. Visitors were treated to concerts on every floor with a DJ set kicking off on the first level as a colourful display of lights illuminated the 128-year-old engineering marvel. Also called the Iron Lady, the 324-metre (1062-feet) high monument has stood tall in Paris, withstanding the wars and disasters of the 20th century. The Eiffel Tower gets about 7 million visitors a year from around the world. Each day, it lights up with 20,000 bulbs from nightfall.