Eiffel Tower Uses "Human Energy" To Light Up Famous Landmark

Just how much exercise does it take to light the City of Lights' most famous structure?

Delegates from 195 countries are meeting for a fortnight at the United Nations climate change conference, the COP21, with hopes of securing a global, binding deal to limit carbon emissions and stem global warming.

To mark the occasion, and the importance of an agreement, artist Yann Toma thought up a light project originally meant to incorporate the energy of people using sports equipment installed below the Eiffel Tower itself. But authorities denied permission, ruling that the mass gathering of people was dangerous in the wake of last month's attacks in the city.

Instead, the energy of millions of users of exercise app Runtastic was symbolically harnessed and projected onto the sides of the 324-meter (1062-foot) high structure.

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