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Jotun set to paint the Eiffel Tower

A subsidiary of Norwegian company Jotun has won a contract to paint the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Jotun officials call it a "prestige project."

The Eiffel Tower was constructed in connection with a world exposition in Paris in 1889. It remains one of the world's most well-known landmarks.

Paint from Jotun will be delivered in three different phases of the job as it progresses up the various levels of the tower. The project will require 70 tons of paint and is expected to take about 15 months.

The 312-meter-tall Eiffel Tower is re-painted every seventh year.

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