- 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 feet, weighs 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.
View from the top of Eiffel Tower