The Inspiration of the Eiffel Tower

Posted by // October 9th, 2012 // Architecture

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most instantly recognisable buildings in the world and has grown to become a symbol of not just Paris, but France as a nation. It is the world’s most visited (paid) tourist destination and has attracted over 200 million people. Taking just over two years to build, the tower was completed in 1889 for the World’s Fair and is still the tallest building in Paris standing at 324 metres.