Category:Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.

This building is inscrit au titre des Monuments Historiques. It is indexed in the Base Mérimée, a database of architectural heritage maintained by the French Ministry of Culture, under the reference PA00088801 Wikidata-logo.svg.

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Object location48° 51′ 28.8″ N, 2° 17′ 43.08″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth - Proximityramainfo Edit coordinates on Wikidata
Eiffel tower 
tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France
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Instance of lattice tower,
observation tower,
tourist destination
Part of Banks of the Seine
Named after
Material used
Location7th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, Metropolis of Greater Paris, Île-de-France, France, EU
Located at street address
  • 5 Avenue Anatole France 75007 Paris
  • 75007
Main building contractor
Owned by
Heritage designation
  • 1889
Date of official opening
  • 31 March 1889
  • 10,000 tonne
  • 324 metre (height to pinnacle)
  • 300 metre (architectural height)
Visitors per year
  • 7,000,000
official website
Authority control

48° 51′ 28.8″ N, 2° 17′ 43.08″ E

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