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Paris FR -  la tour Eiffel 03 | by Daniel Mennerich
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Paris FR - la tour Eiffel 03

The Eiffel Tower, here a view from the Trocadéro, ( in French: La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a puddle iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris.

Built in 1889, it has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

 

The tower is the tallest building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world, millions of people ascend it every year.

 

Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair.

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Taken circa 2002