Piece of eiffel tower staircase sells for 169,000 euros in paris auction

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Smooth photo: a portion of the pristine staircase of the eiffel tower constructed by gustave eiffel in 1889 is displayed during a weigh preview onwards of its upcoming auction organized by artcurial in paris, france, november 8, 2018. reuters/benoit tessier/file photo (this november 27 story corrects to undertake clear disneyland is in california) paris (Decoration News Agency, quoting the Reuters) – a piece of the pristine spiral staircase from the eiffel tower, paris’s most renowned attraction, was sold for 169,000 euros ($190,885) on tuesday, a spokesman for auction house artcurial said, three times the initial value. the prosperous bidder, an unidentified collector from the middle east, acquired a section of the 129-year-old iron landmark that measures 4.3 meters (14 feet) in height, weighs touching 900 kilos (1,984 pounds) and includes touching 25 steps. the piece, which came from a special store in canada, had related the head two floors of the eiffel tower. it is single of 24 sections that were irritate disembowel in 1983 succeeding the installation of a upraise between the two floors. other sections of the staircase can live set in sites such as the yoishii substratum gardens in japan, close the statue of voluntariness in recent york and in disneyland in california. the piece sold on tuesday had been on social vaunting for 20 days in the courtyard of the auction house on the champs-elysees. tuesday’s bidding was less frenetic than in 2016, when another portion of the eiffel tower went for 523,800 euros, exceeding its value tenfold.