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Eiffel Tower
La Tour Eiffel

Champ de Mars
Paris France

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1887
  Finished1889
Floor Count3
Basement Floors2
Floor Area41,950 m²
Building Uses
 - monument
 - communication
 - conference
 - observation
 - restaurant
Structural Types
 - truss tower
 - cross brace
 - pole
 - exterior elevator
Materials
 - steel

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna1063 ftOfficial Website
The height to the top of the antenna 2000 - present
Antenna (1994)1046 ft''
The height to the top of the antenna from 1994 - 2000
Antenna (1991)1043 ft''
The height to the top of the antenna from 1991 - 1994
Flag (1889)1025 ft''
The height to the top of the flag from 1889 - 1991
Roof984 ft
3rd floor906 ft''
Le jules verne410 ft''
Restaurant
2nd floor380 ft''
Altitude 95312 ft''
Restaurant
1st floor189 ft''

Description
• Architect: Gustav Eiffel
• Built for the 1889 World Fair, the Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be a temporary structure to be used for communication and pole.
• Tallest structure in the world from 1889 to 1930, overtook by the Chrysler Building.
• Europe's tallest structure till 1933
• Europe's tallest free-standing structure till 1966
• Europe's tallest truss tower till 1973
• The pinnacle height of the Eiffel Tower has changed over the years:
1889 (flag): 312.27 m
1957 (antenna): 320.75 m
1991 (antenna): 317.96 m
1994 (antenna): 318.7 m
2000 (antenna): 324 m, An Antenna was replaced atop gaining 5m more in this year.
• Width: 125 m
• Length: 129.5 m

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