Historic Parisian Stairway Goes Up For Auction
A piece of stairway from the Eiffel Tower is expected to fetch up to $30,000 at a Paris auction this month. The 4.5 metre-high segment, which weighs in at 700 kilograms, is part of stairs climbed in pre-elevator times by Gustave Eiffel on March 31, 1889, to hoist the French flag at an altitude of 300 metres. The entire staircase was auctioned in 1983.
FOOTNOTE: Climb-it change.