Who Built the Eiffel Tower ?

Gustave Eiffel

  • The Eiffel Tower, the iconic Parisian landmark, was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 by a French engineer and architect Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923).
  • It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.
  • The French have a nickname for the tower : La Dame de Fer, “the Iron Lady“. And La Tour Eiffel in French.
  • The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England, opened the tower.
  • Gustave Eiffel designed the internal frame for the Statue of Liberty in 1875.
  • The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feetweighs 10,000 tons, and has 108 stories with 1,710 steps.
  • The sun causes the tower to grow about 6 inches.
  • There are 5 billion lights on the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel 1832-1923

Gustave Eiffel and Statue of Liberty

Eiffel Tower Close up

Eiffel Tower Construction

View from the top of Eiffel Tower

View from the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower at Night

Gustave Eiffel Signature


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