Ayala Malls, the leading lifestyle mall that pioneers innovative experiences, delivers yet another new, exciting opportunity – the first in the world! – in the form of the original Eiffel Tower Staircase, which will be exhibited at Greenbelt 3.
For the first time in history, the Eiffel Tower Staircase will leave Paris to be shared with the Filipino people. Architecture enthusiasts and mall-goers can gaze upon this incredible piece of historical architecture from September 7, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
Gracing the Greenbelt 3 Lobby, the grand Eiffel Tower Staircase, measuring 5 meters in height and 1.7 meters in diameter, and weighing 1.7 tons, is part of the iconic French monument, which was deemed the tallest tower in the world when it was unveiled in 1889. Demonstrating France’s industrial and cultural strength to the world, the Eiffel Tower became the global symbol of French ingenuity, craftsmanship and engineering perfection.
The Eiffel Tower stood an impressive 300 meters tall, and was built in two years, two months and five days by 250 workers.
Today, Filipinos can see first-hand and appreciate the exceptional structural engineering and proud French heritage through the Eiffel Tower Staircase, which is brought to the Philippines through the partnership of Ayala Malls Greenbelt and Janat Paris, the renowned Parisian Tea House.
Janat Paris is owned by the Janat family who—through Janat Dores—shares a unique history with Gustave Eiffel, the renowned engineer and architect behind the French monument. Dores’ and Eiffel’s common history and friendship led to the creation of the Janat French Oak Tea, which was first served at the inauguration of the Exposition Universelle in 1889.
Today, Janat Paris celebrates its history and enduring legacy of its patriarch through its premium tea lines. Janat Paris, as a responsible tea producer, also upholds its social responsibility to its women workers through the Foundation Femmes du Monde. Janat empowers its women, who comprise 90% of the work force, by enabling them to create value for themselves and their community.
“Ayala Malls is elated to be the chosen partner of Janat Paris for such a historic event,” says Joseph Reyes, Ayala Malls Assistant Vice President, and Area Head of Central & South Malls. “We, at Ayala Malls, have always strived to deliver new, exciting experiences, and now, we’ve pushed that even further by bringing worlds/countries together. This unique and rare opportunity celebrates not only the enduring friendship between France and the Philippines, but also our shared vision and values.”