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The Eiffel Tower is the most recognizable landmark in [[Paris]], and is known worldwide as a symbol for [[France]].  It is a premier tourist destination, with over 5 1/2 million visitors per year.

The tower was built from 1887-1889 for the Centennial celebration of the [[French revolution]].  300 steel workers joined together 18,038 pieces of steel, using around two and a half million rivets.  Considering the general safety standards in place at the time, it is remarkable that only one worker died in the construction of the tower.

The tower is 300 meters tall, or 986 feet, not including the television antenna on top, which adds another 20 meters.
Maintenance on the tower includes 50 tons of dark brown paint every 7 years!