For those who love history:
Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower, is one of the most visited attractions in Paris- nay, the world- welcoming almost seven million visitors per year, opened 129 years ago. Completed on March 31, 1889, the tower was the world’s tallest man-made structure for 41 years until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930.
It is 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighs 10,100 tonnes.
Its construction took two years, two months and five days – 180 years fewer than Paris’s other great attraction, Notre Dame. There are a number of other replicas around the world, including one in Las Vegas and one at the Window of the World theme park in Shenzhen, China. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. The tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world. An average of 25,000 people ascend the tower every day which can result in long queues. The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 world Expo in Paris. It was built as a centrepiece of the 1889 Exposition Universelle, a world’s fair designed to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution.