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The Eiffel Tower is 318.7 meters high, including the television antenna at the very tip. In 1889, the height was 312.27 meters with flagpole.
They are 1652 steps in all to the top. Lifts are available which follow a curved trajectory.

Contractor : Gustave Eiffel
Engineers : Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nougier
Architecte : Stephen Sauvestre

It was built for the Exposition Universelle (World Fair) of 1889 in order to commemorate the century of the French Revolution.
The studies begun in 1884 and the construction in 1887. The flag hoisted on the top on March 31st 1889 , 2 years, 2 months and 5 days after the beginning on the construction.
It was the world's tallest construction until Manhattan's Chrysler Building was completed in 1930. In 1909, when the concession expired, the tower was nearly pulled down. It was spared for purely practical reason.
From 1910, on account of its huge antenna, it became part of the International Time Service.
In 1916, it had been made a terminal for the first radio telephone service across the Atlantic.
In 1918, it was used as a transmitter for the French Radio.
In 1957, it was used as a transmitter for the French Television.

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France,75007 Paris, France
Directions: in the Parc du Champ-de-Mars
Phone: +33 892 70 12 39
Website: http://www.toureiffel.paris/

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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