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The Eiffel Tower is
located in Paris, France. Including the antenna at the top,
the Eiffel Tower is 984 feet tall. If you like to walk,
there are 1,652 steps to the top. From the top of this tower
you can see 50 miles in any direction.
was originally built to be a part of Paris' celebration of
the World's Fair of 1889. It was intended to be a temporary
addition to the Paris skyline but it soon became a chief
attraction, bringing many tourists to the city.
The contractor of the Eiffel Tower was Gustave
the engineers are Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nougier, and
the architect is Stephan Suavestre. The design of the Eiffel
Tower is based on a mathematical
which had to consider the force of the wind as well as the
effects of gravity. It took two years, two months, and five
days to complete the construction.
On the first floor
you will find a section of the spiral staircase, the
original hydraulic pump, a food counter, " Altitude 95", a
restaurant, souvenir shops, and a post office.
On the second floor you will find animated window scenes and
" Le Jules Vernes", a restaurant.
On the third and final floor, at 180 meters high, you will
find Gustave Eiffel's office, panoramic and orientation
tables, information about the main sites of Paris, plus the
direction and distances to main cities in the world.
The Eiffel Tower has been a site for the many