The Eiffel Tower is extremely classy. Wouldn’t it be cool to own like, a little part of it?
A staircase, say.
Well, guess what, someone actually bought a section of the original Eiffel Tower staircase for a rather large sum of money recently.
Take another little piece of my tower now, baby!
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The 25-step section is part of the original staircase from when the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889. The section in question —which weighs 750 kilos — was used to climb the iron tower in the days before lifts were introduced to the structure in 1983.
Stairway to heaven?
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The staircase was auctioned for a whopping 169,000 euros (£150,380; $192,174) to an anonymous bidder in the Middle East. The section was previously owned by a private collection in Canada, per Reuters.
The spiral staircase near the top of the Eiffel Tower during the 1889 Paris Exposition.
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Hope the new owner puts it to good use!