google-maps-eiffelI would go out on a limb here and say that some members of the Google Maps team – especially those who tend to be involved on the ground and have to do all the leg work, are very fit people. After all, they have already brought you Street View for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, so imagine all the steps that they had to climb. This time around, we have something that is far older and less modern, although it could be said to be more iconic and culturally important – the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Constructed in 1889, over 250 million people have since visited it, and if you happened to be one of those who have always wanted to pay a visit to the Eiffel Tower but never really managed to find the time and/or money to do so, Google’s Street View lets you do so virtually – without having to jostle your way around with other tourists.

The Google Cultural Institute and the Eiffel Tower Operating Company have worked together, resulting in a trio of immersive online exhibitions that will blend fascinating historical material with a sprinkling of technological magic. The Street View team used their feet and ascended the multiple floors of the Eiffel Tower, while the Street View Trolley got the filming job done in 360-degree glory.

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