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The Eiffel Touer (French: 'La Tour Eiffel', [tuʁ ɛfɛl]) is an airn lattice touer locatit on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It wis named efter the ingineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed an biggit the touer. Erectit in 1889 as the entrance airch tae the 1889 Warld's Fair, it haes acome baith a global cultural icon o Fraunce an ane o the maist recognizable structurs in the warld. The touer is the tawest structur in Paris[10] an the maist-veesitit peyed monument in the warld; 7.1 million fowk ascendit it in 2011. The touer received its 250 millionth veesitor in 2010.

Eiffel Touer
La Tour Eiffel
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The Eiffel Touer as seen frae
the Champ de Mars
Record hicht
Tawest in the warld from 1889 tae 1930[I]
General information
Teep Observation touer,
Radio broadcastin touer
Location Paris, Fraunce
Coordinates 48°51′29.6″N 2°17′40.2″E / 48.858222°N 2.294500°E / 48.858222; 2.294500
Construction stairtit 1887
Completit 1889
Openin 31 Mairch 1889
Ainer Ceety o Paris, Fraunce
Management Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE)
Antenna spire 324.00 m (1,063 ft)
Ruif 300.65 m (986 ft)
Tap fluir 273.00 m (896 ft)
Technical details
Fluir coont 3
Lifts/elevators 9
Design an construction
Airchitect Stephen Sauvestre
Structural ingineer Maurice Koechlin,
Émile Nouguier
Main contractor Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel
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  1. "Identity card of the Eiffel Tower" (in (in French)). 31 December 2009. Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  2. "The documents" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  3. "The structure of the Eiffel Tower and its evolution" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  4. "Chronology of the main construction periods" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  5. "A few statistics" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  6. "Dictionary of technical terms" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  7. (in French)[deid airtin]
  8. "The Tower Operating Company" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  9. "The Industrial Maintenance of the Tower" (in (in French)). Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. 
  10. "The Eiffel Tower as a World monument" (in (in French)). 2 Aprile 1996. Retrieved 24 Mey 2010.