The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France. Built in 1889, it was meant to be a temporary exhibit. However, the landmark was not torn down as planned and has become an iconic part of the Parisian landscape.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 when Paris hosted the World's Fair. It was built to mark the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution. The city held a contest to determine what to build for the historical event and over 100 artists submitted plans for the project. The final commission was given to a construction firm by the name of Effel et Compagnie. The tower was commissioned, and it was the tallest building in the world from its completion in 1889 to 1930.