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World Wonder Destination 4: Paris, France

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a French landmark that is also a technological masterpiece in building-construction history. When the French government was organizing the International Exposition of 1889 to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, a competition was held for designs for a suitable monument. More than 100 plans were submitted, and the Centennial Committee accepted that of the noted bridge engineer Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel's concept of a 300 meter tower built almost entirely of open-lattice wrought iron which aroused amazement, skepticism, and no little opposition on aesthetic grounds. When completed, the tower served as the entrance gateway to the exposition.

Eiffel Tower Angle 1, Co-ordinates: 48º51'29,78" N 2º17'41,23" E

Eiffel Tower Angle 2, Co-ordinates: 48º51'30,80" N 2º17'38,40" E

Eiffel Tower Angle 3, Co-ordinates: 48º51'28,91" N 2º17'38,79" E

Eiffel Tower Angle 4, Co-ordinates: 48º51'31,18" N 2º17'41,85" E

Huge tourist attraction