The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the most visited and the most photographed touristic attraction on Earth. It was constructed from 1887–1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. The Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the celebrated monument.  It was supposed to be a temporary object in the beginning.  However, due to its growing popularity and the value of the tower in sending and receiving wireless messages, particularly for the French military, it was saved from the destruction. At the moment of the construction the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest construction until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. During the cold weather the tower shrinks by about 6 inches. It’s also remarkable that to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower you have to pass exactly 1792. This year became the beginning of the Big French Revolution.

In the evening the Eiffel Tower represents all the charms, the originality and the spirit of Paris. It’s just impossible to take your eyes off it during those wonderful moments!

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