Google adds the Eiffel Tower to Street View

Google Street View has added images of Paris’ most iconic monument – the Eiffel Tower.

Street View employees used the Street View Trolley (a push-cart to capture Street View images) going from floor to floor to capture a 360 degree view of imagery.

“As a product manager and designer, it’s been awe-inspiring to get to see the spectacular vision and the detailed architectural capabilities exemplified by the plans more than 100 years ago,” Mark Yoshitake, head of product and user experience, Google Cultural Institute said. “It required tremendous knowledge of special planning and physics to ensure that 18,000 separately made pieces would come together as one.”

The Google Cultural Institute and the Eiffel Tower Operating Company have also teamed up to bring three exhibitions online, featuring 50 archival images, plans, engravings and photos of the tower’s construction and history.

Google has been doing an impressive job of adding some of the most popular and visually spectacular places around the world lately, with the worst tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter movies at the London Warner Bros. studios.

 

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