London, Dec 15 (ANI): A section of an Eiffel Tower staircase was sold off for 76,000 pounds at a Paris auction.
The 7.8m piece, having 40 steps, was part of a larger piece removed from the tower in 1983.
An ironworker from the town of Troyes, east of Paris, bought the article from a sale of Paris-themed mementos at the Drouot auction house.he man, who refused to name himself, said he would "cut it up and re-sell it", reports the Telegraph.
He added that he had done the same thing with a segment of the Berlin Wall.
The staircase from which the piece was chipped off was brought down in 1983 and broken up into 24 parts for sale. (ANI)