Eiffel Tower

Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, the Eiffel Tower was initially criticized by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The it's the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.

 It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

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