The Eiffel Tower is 126 years old, as of 2015, and was constructed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World's Fair. Though not particularly well-received at the time, the Eiffel Tower now stands as one of the mo... More »

The French government strictly forbids taking a photograph of the Eiffel Tower at night, and violators can be penalized under the law. The tower dazzles from the 20,000 light bulbs that brilliantly shine for 5 minutes ev... More »

Construction of the Eiffel Tower began on Jan. 28, 1887 and was completed in March of 1889. It served as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair on the Champs de Mars in Paris. More » Art & Literature Architecture

The Eiffel Tower was built to serve as a gateway into the World's Fair held in Paris in 1889. Initially only built as a temporary structure, meant to last less than 20 years, it has since become one of the world's archit... More »

The Eiffel Tower is famous because it was the tallest structure in the world at the time of its construction in 1889. It has since become a Paris icon and a symbol of romance. More people pay to see the Eiffel Tower each... More »

The Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet tall. It stands as France's symbol in the world and the showcase of Paris. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle in celebration of the 100th an... More »

The Eiffel Tower was built by George Eiffel's company. The Eiffel Tower was largely designed by one of Eiffel's employees, Maurice Koechlin, a structural engineer. The Eiffel Tower was built as a monument for the 1889 Wo... More » Art & Literature Architecture