What to see at the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower, which is 984 ft. high (300 metres), was once known to be the tallest structure in the world. It remained the tallest structure during the nineteenth century standing twice the height of the Washington Monument. One of the very many iconic symbols of Europe, to travelers, is the Eiffel Tower.
1889 World Exhibition
It was at the World Exhibition in 1889, commemorating the centennial of the French Revolution in 1789, that the Eiffel Tower was constructed and was to last until the end of the exhibition.
Even after the exhibition as the structure stood tall, Parisians were not ready to accept it. Artists too joined in to remove the structure fearing that the Eiffel Tower would encourage further structures without any unique quality. The protests finally died down and the City of Lights now proudly flaunts its symbol, the Eiffel Tower.
The personality was renowned for his contribution to the framework of the famous Statue of Liberty. Gustave Eiffel was famous for his unique construction techniques and ideas for bridges. His methods for bridge construction were welcomed during the Garabit bridge construction around 1884. Soon after, he began working on the construction of the Eiffel Tower with his signature technique.
Seven million nails, 12,000 solid iron pieces and two years is the length of time it took for the construction of the grand Eiffel Tower. The iron pieces were the unique art work of the designer Eiffel who worked separately on each iron in the evenings to give them the required shape.
Until the coming of the Chrysler Building in 1930, the Eiffel Tower, which was inaugurated on March 31, 1889, was known to be the tallest construction all over the globe.