Eiffel Tower


This tower was first called “The Tower of the 330 meters,” since that is his height, but then went on to become a “The Eiffel Tower”. It is a structure of wrought iron, which was designed by Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, later to be built by French engineer Gustave Eiffel and other partners more for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris.

This is the tallest structure in the city, making it a symbol for their city and capital is called a Parisian monument is the site that collects input most visited worldwide, which has more than 7.1 million visitors a year, with a height of 300 meters, which is .Complete antenna 25 meters, is the tallest structure in the world, remaining in that position for 41 years.

The artists who lived in the time of their construction, called “The Iron Monster” slow construction 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. In the past, this monument was used for testing military antennas that allow communication, but today, besides being a tourist attraction, is also used to transmit radio and television programs.


In addition to initially be a subject of controversy for some way to be introduced Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889, where he hosted over 236 million visitors since its opening. With its instantly recognizable silhouette and exceptional size became an emblem of Paris.

According to Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, head of the research department and bureau chief of methods that would tower “El Clavo” in 1889 exhibition to be held in Paris, plus you would also be released in the centenary of the French Revolution. The close up of the tower as conducted in June 1884, which was later improved by Sauvestre Stephen, who was the chief architect of the company’s projects, this improvement would provide more aesthetic to the structure.

In the May 1, 1886, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Édouard Lockroy announcement declaring open support for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, Gustave Eiffel won this financial support and an agreement on 8 January 1887, which fixed modalities of project construction.

It was inaugurated on 31 March 1889, 250 workers, after 2 years, 2 months and 5 days of hard work. Due to constant corrosion, the Eiffel Tower would not know a truly massive and consistent success until they reached the sixties, which was made ​​possible by the development of international tourism. However, even for its corrosion, the tower hosts more than 6 million visitors a year.


The tower was the tallest building in the world thanks to its 300 meters high, until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930 in the city of New York, the “reign” of 41 years hard Eiffel Tower.

This tower is built on the Champ de Mars near the River Seine, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, which is currently headed by the Society for the administration of the Eiffel tower, SETE, its French Société d’exploitation of the Eiffel tour this company is home to more than 500 employees, 250 of which are directly from the SETE and 250 by different dealers located at the surface of the tower, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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