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Top of the Eiffel tower

Top of the Eiffel tower


The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris. It is the tallest structure in Paris and possibly the most recognized monument in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is the most visited monument in the world; 6,428,441 people visited the tower in 2005 and more than 200,000,000 since its construction. Including the 20.75 m (70 ft) antenna, the structure is 320.75 m (1070 ft) high which is about 81 storeys. At the time of its construction in 1889, the tower replaced the Washington Monument as the world's tallest structure, a title it retained until 1930, when New York City's Chrysler Building (1063.33 ft tall) was completed. The tower is now the fifth-highest structure in France. The Eiffel Tower is the highest structure in Paris, with the second-highest being the Tour Montparnasse.