What is the Eiffel Tower?
A: The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice
tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France.
Who is the tower named after?
A: The engineer Gustave Eiffel, who owned the company that designed and built the
It was constructed from 1887–89 as the what?
A: The entrance to the 1889 World's Fair.
How many people ascended the Eiffel Tower in
A: 6.91 million.
How tall is the Eiffel Tower?
A: The tower is 1,063 ft. tall.
Its base is square, measuring how many feet on
A: 410 ft.
During its construction, the Eiffel Tower
surpassed “what" to become the tallest man-made
structure in the world?
A: Washington Monument.
How long did the tower hold the title of tallest
What building surpassed it?
A: The Chrysler Building in New York City in
Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at
the top of the tower in 1957, it is now what?
A: Taller than the Chrysler Building by 17 ft.
Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the
second-tallest structure in France after what?
A: The Millau Viaduct.
How many levels does the tower have for
What is on the on the first and second levels?
The top level's upper platform is how far above
A: 906 feet.
The Eiffel Tower has the highest observation
deck accessible to the public in the what?
A: European Union.
After some debate about the exact location of
the tower, what happened on January 8, 1887?
A: A contract was signed by Eiffel.
What did the contract provide to Eiffel?
A: 1.5 million francs toward the construction
How much was the tower projected to cost?
A: 6.5 million francs.
Eiffel was to receive all income from what?
A: The commercial exploitation of the tower
during the exhibition and for the next 20 years.
Today, the tower is widely considered to be a
remarkable piece of what?
A: Structural art, and is often featured in
films and literature.