Eiffel Tower

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History of the Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built by the Eiffel et Compagnie, a construction firm owned by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, an architect and metal expert. It took two years to finish building the framework of the tower. The Eiffel Tower originally stood 10,000 feet in March 1889, but an additional 65 feet was added to the antenna in 1975. Today the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures on the planet.


The Eiffel Tower by Studenttwenty
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France