Tour Eiffel

Date of birth: March 31, 1889    (hoisting the flag to the top), built for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution.
Age: 116 years
Contractor: Gustave Eiffel & Cie
Engineers: Maurice Koechlin
and Emile Nouguier

 

Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Studies: Begun in 1884
Construction: 1887 to 1889 (2 years,
2 months and 5 days)
Composition: 18,038 pieces, 2,500,000 rivets
Weight of the metal structure: 7,300 tons
Total weight: 10,100 tons
Height: 324m (height with flagpole)
Coordinates :
  Latitude : 48º 51' 32" North
  Longitude : 002º 17' 45" East
Numbers of visitors up to December 31, 2005:
222.904.612
Distinctive feature: recognizable throughout the entire world
Number of steps: 1665
Owner: City of Paris