Eiffel Tower in Pictures

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The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel) also called by its nickname (La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a “puddle iron lattice tower” in Paris. This historic structure was Built in 1889. It has since become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.

Eiffel Tower 1878
Eiffel Tower 1878 during construction

The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world. (source: wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Adolf Hitler Paris 1940
Adolf Hitler visits Paris with architect Albert Speer (left) and artist Arno Breker (right), June 23, 1940. Photograp from: National Archives and Records Administration Source: Heinrich Hoffman Collection.

 

 

 

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower June 3, 1902, at 9.20 P.M (by M. G. Loppé -

 

Eiffel Tower Fireworks on July 14th Bastille Day
Source/Author: Beivushtang http://www.pbase.com/beivushtang

 

 

 

 

 

Paris July 2011 - Author/source: Alvesgaspar (wikipedia)

 

 

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