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The Eiffel Tower

An iron tower built on the Champ de Mars near the River Seine.

 

It was designed by Gustave Eiffel, and was completed in 1889 (100 years after the French Revolution).

 

It was originally built for the Exposition Universelle, a World Fair marking the centenary of the Revolution.

 

In the 20th century it was used to transmit radio signals.

 

An iron tower built in 1889 by French architect Gustave Eiffel as the main attraction of the universal exposition, which marked the centennial of the French Revolution. It was supposed to be torn down after a few years but it was saved by it's popularity and after it was useful as a communications tower. Now it is an iconic symbol of France. It is 324 metres high, featuring three floors. To ascend the tower, you must take the lift (Up to the first and second floors. to get to the summit, you must take a separate lift on the second floor.) or the stairs (up to the first and second floors only.)

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Taken on July 11, 2009