The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel, in French), Website, Initially named a 300-meter tower (300-meter tour), it is a puddle-shaped iron structure designed by Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier and built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris.
Located at the end of the Champ de Mars on the banks of the River Seine, this Parisian monument, symbol of France and its capital, is the tallest structure in the city and the monument that receives the most visited entrance in the world, with 7.1 million of tourists every year. With a height of 300 meters, extended later with an antenna at 324 meters, the Eiffel Tower was the highest structure in the world for 41 years.
It was built in two years, two months and five days, and at the time generated some controversy among the artists of the time, who saw it as an iron monster. Initially used for army tests with communication antennas, today it serves, in addition to tourist attraction, as a radio and television program station.