Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
Photo by: Al Lanni, Creative Commons

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous icons in the world and is located on the banks of the Seine River in Paris, France. This prominent structure is made out of iron and is built on Champ de Mars. The tower got its name from the engineer who built it and it is the tallest building in the entire city. It is one of the few places in the world that is visited by more than 200,000,000 tourists since its construction in 1889 and it generates more revenue than any other monument in the world.

The tower was constructed in just three years and its initial purpose was to broadcast radio signals. It stands 1,063 feet high with a 79-foot antenna and weighs around 7,900 tons. During the time the Eifel Tower was made, many people were surprised and shocked to see its daring and intrepid shape. The engineers who were making an effort to create it were accused of trying to do an experiment. But the engineers were sure and confident of what they had in mind. They also understood the forces of the wind and knew that the structure would support stand up to the gusts. Their persistence finally paid off in 1889 when the tower’s construction was completed and it stood tall as one of the largest structures in all of Paris.

The tower has two restaurants located on the first floor. There is built-in lift that can take visitors to the top floor to witness the marvelous view of Paris, France.

Eiffel Tower and King Kong?
Eiffel Tower and King Kong?
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Looking Up at the Eiffel Tower
Looking up at the Eiffel Tower
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Looking Through the Eiffel Tower
Looking through the Eiffel Tower
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Notre Dame's Gargoyle Overlooking Paris and the Eiffel Tower
One of Notre Dame’s Gargoyles overlooking the city of Paris
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33 Responses to “Eiffel Tower”

  1. keerti sekhar sahoo says:

    eiffel tower must remain in 7 wonders..unfortunately it’s not there

  2. Viana Lazo says:

    THE Eiffel tower is so amazing!! it’s the very reason why I want to goo to France other than the fact that France is the birthplace of art! “>

  3. john McConnell says:

    the eiffel tower was not completed in 1989, i am sure it was there in the 19th century.

  4. J says:

    i luv paris.cuz of the bueaty that it has

  5. Jessica says:

    The Eiffel tower is amazing! It was completed in 1908.

  6. Kendall says:

    I just adore paris especially the eiffel tower i would just love to go

  7. Darlene says:

    It was built in 1889 not 1989

  8. unknow says:

    this website is so great !!! I love it….:X

  9. unknow says:

    I never come to Eiffer Tower…But i hope i go to visit it soon !!!

  10. Jessica says:

    i <3 the eiffel tower!

  11. layla says:

    man what a great landmark

  12. krishna says:

    Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous place in the world.

  13. I always had a dream of climbing the Eiffel Tower and it came to pass in 2008. That was one of the best moments of my life. Very iconic site!

  14. bhupendra patel says:

    effil tower very big construction with its beauty and it stands its self like never bend down

  15. Daniel Tan says:

    Jet’aime Paris!

  16. ricky bobby says:

    I JUMPED OFF OF THIS! (:

  17. Realist says:

    One of the best steel towers I have ever been up.

  18. marissa says:

    I love this website! it gives me alot of details! i would love to go to the tower soon it looks great!

  19. Verb says:

    The Eifel tower is amazing! Saw it this year 2012 and loved Paris and all it’s splender from the top of the tower.

  20. majesty says:

    so beautiful omg can wait to see that when i grow up

  21. majesty says:

    in 8 more years

  22. Derpina says:

    I went to Paris 3 months ago, when it was spring, picnic-ing in front of eiffel tower and feel the spring breeze and just lay still there and when it comes at night, try some bistro near eiffel tower while you were enjoying a bottle of wine, therefore u could see the light attractions for every 1 hour from the eiffel tower. Try parisians escargot! Laduree macaroons! Shop at champs-elysees! Get lost with the tourist map and take a chance to explore paris all by yourself! Take metro (subway train) or walk around or bus around. You’ll be amazed and it was probably the must thing to do there! Au revoir ;)

  23. G.QAIS JAFRI says:

    It is a good memory of that time. wonderful (QAIS FROM METRO STELL MILLS DAR E SALAM,TANZANIA)

  24. UNKNOWN says:

    The Eiffel Tower is sooooooo cool!!!!!!

  25. UNKNOWN says:

    I want to go to France one day to see the Eiffel Tower!!!

  26. tara chandra says:

    the Eiffel Tower is sooooooooooooo…….

  27. christian says:

    What a nice one…!!!

  28. askme 12 says:

    i’ve been to the effiel tower and its an very pleasing view and you will noit want to leave neither….

  29. Udara Rukshan says:

    A M A Z I N G . . . . . . ! ! ! ! !

  30. sandy says:

    Actually it was built in 2 years 2 months and 5 days…

  31. your mom says:

    the eiffel tower was built in 1889 ._.

  32. faheemnah bhayat says:

    this was very useful so thanx xx :0

  33. FkowneD says:

    The Eiffel Tower was build from Iron from Ironery in Resita and govasdia loc. Ghelar jud. Hunedoara Romania…on every metal part of the Eiffel Tower is written ,,Made in Romania,,

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