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150,000 Euros For Part of Staircase

By: Bianca Bartz - Published:   Updated: May 26 2011 • References: uk.reuters
Some people just love monuments and historical architecture too much. A Dutchman bought a piece of the staircase from the Eiffel Tower this week for 150,000 euros! Erik Kurvers, the president of the EiffelTowers, a Dutch basketball team, placed his bid on Monday.

Oh the joys of owning a piece of rusted Parisian iron!

Did the romance of the city just capture too much of his heart?

Implications - Not everyone can say that they own a piece of the Eiffel Tower! The staircase piece that was bought by Erik Kurvers was taken from the landmark in 1983 when the elevators were installed. Although the stair is a little battered and rusty, it holds a special piece of Parisian history.

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