Asbjorn Lonvig's words: A friend of mine told me she had been at the top of the Eiffel Tower. The elevator creaked and crashed dangerously and sent out sparks in all directions. When I was standing beneath the Eiffel Tower, I said no thank you nicely for a trip to heaven. Wikipeadia's words: On May 15, 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened its door to the public, a few days after the inauguration of the Universal Exposition, and was the uncontested attraction of the event. 120 years later, the Mayor of Paris and the operating company, Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, organized a series of events to celebrate the Tower’s anniversary in 2009: Bastille Days fireworks display, a light show, as well as an exhibition “Tales of the Eiffel Tower”.