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 represents engineering, architecture, and the city of Paris, although when it was built it was meant only to be the entrance to the Exposition Universelle, or World's Fair. The Eiffel Tower opened in Mar... More »

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 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

The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris. The tower took over two years to build, and it was meant to last only through the World Exhibition. Gustave Eiffel, for whom the tower is named, engineer... More »

Materials used to construct the Eiffel Tower include wrought iron, steel and paint. Wrought iron forms the majority of the tower structure while steel provides additional support and paint adds aesthetic appeal along wit... More »

The 'original' color of the Eiffel Tower can be traced back to two different points: it was painted a brighter red shade called 'Venetian red' when its parts were first being fabricated in 1887-88 (prior to assembly), bu... More »