The Eiffel Tower, 324 meters high, was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution.
It was built in just 2 years and 5 months, the initial idea of the project was that of a temporary structure that would demonstrate to the world the power and versatility of metal lattice structures.
The engineer Gustave Eiffel, the sole financier of the structure, had already worked on the construction of important works such as the structure of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
The Eiffel Tower, at the end of the Universal Exposition, had to be removed but was maintained as a weather station and radio antenna. The top of the Eiffel Tower, even today, houses the antennas of radio and television stations.
Today, the Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris and is the most visited and famous tourist destination in France with almost 8 million visitors every year.
Inside there are restaurants, boutiques and the viewpoint on the second level. At night the Eiffel Tower is illuminated thanks to almost 20,000 colored LED lights.