When was the Eiffel Tower built and finished? It was finished in 1889 – more precisely – on March, 31. The plans for building the tower were made in 1884. The Eiffel Tower got its name after Gustave Eiffel. Gustave Eiffel was an engineer and architect.
The tower is made of high quality iron. It took thousands of iron pieces to build this tower. The construction works started in January, 1887 and lasted for more than two years. The height of the Eiffel tower is 324 m and has 108 stories. It has been painted for nineteen times. Every seven years the Tower is painted in dark brown color. According to estimation, nearly fifty (or more) tons of paint is needed to paint the Eiffel Tower.
There are seventy-two names imprinted on the sides of the Tower. Those are the names of the greatest French personalities. People who carried out the main work were Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, Emile Nouguier, Maurice Koechlin, Jean Compagnon and Stephen Sauvestre.
Millions of people come to Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower every year. There are stairs you can use and they go to the second platform. From there you have to take the elevator.
The Eiffel tower is one of the Paris trademarks. This iron construction is world famous. Almost every postcard you buy in Paris has a picture of the Eiffel tower on it. Millions of miniature souvenirs are sold every year.
Nearly every tourist who comes to France goes to see the Eiffel Tower. If you want to enjoy the beauty of Seine, you can visit one of the two restaurants on the first or second platform of the Tower. The view from the top is breath-taking. If you are planning to go to France and visit the Eiffel tower, you can do that anytime, since the Tower is open every day.