Paris, France
14 September 2014

Most famous symbol of the City of Light, the Eiffel Tower stands 324 meters tall (1,063 ft.) on the Champ de Mars in Paris and draws millions of visitors every year all over the world.

It was only meant to be built for the World Exhibition in 1889, held in celebration of the French Revolution in 1789, but it still stands today as a cultural icon of the city and France.

Designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel, also known for construction of the Statue of Liberty’s iron framework, the iron lattice structure took more than two years to complete. It was inaugurated March 31, 1889.

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