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Own a Piece of the Eiffel Tower—and History

 
The Eiffel Tower isn't for sale, but one lucky individual could own a piece of it. On Monday, a 14-foot piece of the iron staircase that Gustave Eiffel climbed between the second and third levels to inaugurate the monument in 1889 will be sold at an auction house. Next week's auction isn't the first time part of the Tower has been for sale. In 1983, the 1,911-step staircase was removed to make room for new elevators. After being cut into 24 pieces, it was auctioned off to museums and collectors around the world. At a reasonable $29,000 to $44,000, which is what the auction house expects to fetch, you could own a piece of history. Who wants to join me for a long weekend in Paris?


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