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Eiffel Tower
Eiffel tower, Paris (© interlight -
The Eiffel Tower.


One of the world's most iconic landmark, the Tour Eiffel is a puddled iron lattice tower built for 1889 World's Fair. It was the tallest building in the world until 1930 and provides spectacular views on Paris.

When it was inaugurated in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world and remained it until the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930. It is still the fourth highest man-made structure in the EU.

In August 2012, the Chamber of Commerce of Monza and Brianza, in Italy, estimated the value of the Eiffel Tower at 434 billions € (the equivalent of 20% of the GDP of France). This is based on the value of its 7,300 tonnes of iron and, especially, on the revenues generated from the 7 million annual visitors. The Eiffel Tower is by far the most visited monument in Europe.

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