- During the period the Tower has been open, since the
closing of the Exhibition, the average weekly receipts from
entrance charges alone (excluding rents of shops and profits
from the restaurants and other sources) amounted to ^1,148, and this during very unfavourable weather. The receipts from the shops, restaurants, concerts, &c, would very materially raise the above-named weekly average, leaving a very large profit over expenses. The Eiffel Tower has already rendered valuable service to science, besides affording special opportunities for observation and research, which, owing to its altitude, are not otherwise attainable. Taking into consideration the enormous popularity of the Eiffel Tower and the consequent pecuniary benefits conferred on those interested in that undertaking, it is not too much to anticipate that, in the course of a short time, every important country will possess its tall Tower. The project of erecting a great Tower in London soon found the willing support of many capitalists, who felt convinced that if the scheme were properly laid before the public there would be no great difficulty in accomplishing the object.