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Un morceau d'escalier de la tour Eiffel vendu aux enchères

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Un morceau d'escalier de la tour Eiffel vendu aux enchères

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT, ORIGINALLY FILED ON NOVEMBER 8, 2018, IS BEING REFILED AS AUCTION TAKES PLACE ON NOVEMBER 27, 2018
VIDEO SHOWS: HISTORICAL EIFFEL TOWER SPIRAL STAIRCASE BEING INSTALLED AT AUCTION HOUSE / FILE OF EIFFEL TOWER / INTERVIEW ABOUT THE STAIRCASE
SHOWS:
PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
1. VARIOUS OF HISTORICAL EIFFEL TOWER SPIRAL STAIRCASE BEING INSTALLED IN AUCTION HOUSE ARTCURIAL COURTYARD
PARIS, FRANCE (MUTE) (FILE - JANUARY 1, 1929) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
2. VARIOUS OF EIFFEL TOWER
3. MEMORIAL PLAQUE READING "EIFFEL / 1832-1923"
PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - AUGUST 7, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
4. VIEW OF PARIS WITH EIFFEL TOWER AND SEINE RIVER
PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
5. VARIOUS OF PACKAGED STAIRCASE BEING INSTALLED INTO ARTCURIAL COURTYARD
6. SPECIALIST OF ART DECO BUILDINGS AT ARTCURIAL, CECILE TAJAN, OVERSEEING INSTALLATION
7. STAIRCASE BEING UNPACKED
8. VARIOUS OF STAIRCASE BEING PULLED STRAIGHT
9. (SOUNDBITE) (French) SPECIALIST OF ART DECO BUILDINGS AT ARTCURIAL, CECILE TAJAN, SAYING:
"The Eiffel tower is Paris' most emblematic monument, known throughout the world. It's a monument that amazes foreigners. We have a lot of American, Chinese and Canadian clients who are fascinated by the Eiffel tower. It is a unique opportunity to own a historical piece symbolizing technical progress and modernity."
PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JULY 24, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
10. EIFFEL TOWER
PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - AUGUST 7, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
11. EIFFEL TOWER
PARIS, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 8, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
12. STAIRCASE BEING INSTALLED
13. WORKER GOING UP THE STAIRS
14. STAIRCASE IN COURTYARD
15. (SOUNDBITE) (French) SPECIALIST OF ART DECO BUILDINGS AT ARTCURIAL, CECILE TAJAN, SAYING:
"The staircase is valued between 40.000 and 60.000 euros. In 2016, we got a very good result because a similar staircase was sold for ovver 500.000 euros. We hope to gather bidders as enthusiastic as last time and get as good a result."
16. STAIRCASE IN COURTYARD
17. (SOUNDBITE) (French) SPECIALIST OF ART DECO BUILDINGS AT ARTCURIAL, CECILE TAJAN, SAYING:
"It is a special event, it is a bit spectacular as you could see, because there is a whole system of cranes to drag the staircase which is 4.3 meters high and weighs 900 kilos. At Artcurial, we are used to this kind of operation as it is the third Eiffel tower staircase we are auctioning. It will be exhibited on the Rond-Point des Champs Elysées at Artcurial auction house until November 27, the day of the auction of the staircase."
18. VARIOUS OF STAIRCASE IN COURTYARD
PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - MARCH 24, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)
19. EIFFEL TOWER SWITCHING OFF LIGHTS
STORY: A section of Eiffel Tower's original staircase will go on auction on Tuesday in Paris, where auction house Artcurial says it could fetch up to €500,000 ($572,000).
This original spiral staircase built in 1889 was been installed on November 8 in Artcurial courtyard close to the Champs-Elysées.
The 4.3 meter-high (14 feet) section was part of the original staircase leading from the second to the third floor of Paris most renowned tower.
In 1983, the original staircase between those floors was dismantled after the installation of an elevator at the top floors.
It was then cut up into 24 sections, reaching 2 to 9 meters (6.56 to 30 feet) high.
In December of that year, all sections were auctioned off and scattered all around the world.
In 2016, Artcurial sold another section of the staircase which fetched over €500,000 ($572,000), a success the auction house hopes to renew.
Coming from a private Canadian collection, it is, however, only valued between €40,000 ($45,700) to

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