The first fact is that the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be built in Barcelona, Spain. They decided it was too expensive so, it was built in Paris, France. It was built for the Universal Exhibition in the year of 1889. It cost $1.5 million to build the Eiffel Tower! Since its opening over 250 million visitors have climbed the Eiffel Tower.
Who Built the Eiffel Tower?
The person who designed the Eiffel tower is ALEXANDRE GUSTAV Eiffel . He was a French structural engineer. It took two years, two months, and five days to build it. The Eiffel Tower weighs 10,100 tons and is 1,050 feet high. There are 1,665 steps in the Eiffel Tower. It is covered in over 20,000 light-bulbs.