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 March, 1889. It is approximately 10,000 feet tall and was the tallest structure in the world until 1930.
The Eiffel Tower was built by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel and his construction team. Most of the design was developed by Maurice Koechlin. When it first opened, the Eiffel Tower was viewed as an eyesore, with many believing it was structurally unsafe. As of 2015, the Eiffel Tower remains at its original location in Champ-de-Mars, Paris and is considered a symbol of the city.