Tragic story of Romanticism Behind the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel tower not only stores a romantic story in her days graced the City of Paris. Icon of the French capital, it is also storing tragic story.
Security Unit Paris a few days ago keep tight Eiffel Tower after a tourist ride to the top of the tower and then jumped to death. 25-year-old victim and a suspected suicide.
Upon further exploration, it turns out the victim was a tourist from Israel, which looks at the Eiffel Tower area since Sunday night. Police evacuated and shut down the Eiffel Tower after seeing him go up to the tower as high as 1,603 feet at 23.30 local time.
The man police ignored the warnings and continued to climb up to the top of the tower. He remained there until Monday morning, where the ranks of the police and firefighters helped persuade him down. Finally, the man jump from the top of the Eiffel Tower, fell on the second floor of the tower, and killed instantly.
Management recognizes the Eiffel Tower is not the first time the Eiffel Tower being used as suicide. They said it was memerketat security and adds safety net to prevent this from happening. Similarly, as reported by Dailymail, Wednesday (06/27/2012).
According to records, there are now 341 cases of suicide in the Eiffel Tower. The first deaths occurred in 1911, when a tailor, Frantz Reichelt, died while trying to cloak that he believed could make it fly.
The tower received some criticism from the public when it was built, calling it disturbing eyes. Daily newspapers are filled with angry letters from the arts community of Paris.
Eiffel had permission to stand for 20 years, which means it must be dismantled in 1909, when ownership transferred to the City of Paris. The City had planned to tear it down (part of the original contest rules for designing a tower that is easy to tear down) but after the tower proved valuable for communication purposes, the tower was left standing after the permit expires. For example, the military used it to dispatch Parisian taxis to the front line during the First Battle of the Marne, and a battle victory monument.