The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) is the registered trademark of Paris. It was built in 1889 by engineer Gustavo Eiffel and is today one of the most famous buildings in the world. It is 324 meters high and by 1931 was the tallest building in the world. It weighs 10,000 tons. It was built between 1887 and 1889 on the occasion of the centenary of the French Revolution, and a total of 300 workers worked on the project.
Interesting information about the tower:
- First, when it was built it was widely criticized by audience, newspapers and artists as a work of art. Today, on the contrary, the Tower is widely considered to be an impressive piece of structural art.
- Second, it has three levels to visit and the first two have a restaurant. At the third level and near the top, Eiffel had made a small and secret room, which he used as his personal hideout.
- Thirdly, it was decided that 20 years after its construction it should be demolished. However, the decision was reversed as the authorities appreciated the importance of the project.