What is Eiffel Tower?

  • (noun): A wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, ) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The third level observatory's upper platform is at 279.11 m the highest accessible to public in the European Union and the highest in Europe as long as the platform of the Ostankino Tower, at 360 m, remains closed as a result of the fire of August 2000. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.

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Eiffel Tower In Popular Culture - Major Plot Element - Destruction of The City, or The World
... In another notable sub-type, the tower and its destruction is used as a symbol of the real or threatened destruction of the city, or the world ... The tower can be seen in ruin at the end of the film depicting the death of the Martians. 1980 In Superman II, the tower (and the rest of Paris) are almost blown up by a terrorist nuclear bomb, and Lois Lane almost plunges to her death under its elevator ...
Eiffel Tower - Gallery
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Eiffel Tower In Popular Culture
... The Eiffel Tower has appeared frequently in works of fiction because of its iconic nature ... that no matter where in Paris a film scene is set the Eiffel Tower will be visible in the background ...
List Of Shipwrecks In The Bristol Channel - Eiffel Tower - 1894
... The Eiffel Tower was a ship that ran aground at Cold Knap Point in Barry in south Wales in 1894 ... of Leith, and skippered by a Captain Campbell, the Eiffel Tower ran aground in thick fog ...
Gellish Expressions in A Gellish Database
... For example, the fact that the Eiffel tower is located in Paris can be expressed as follows Left hand object Relation type Right hand object The Eiffel tower is located in Paris The Eiffel tower is classified as a ...

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