The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris.Nobody will miss the chance to visit it when he arrives in Paris.It's 302 meters in height. it was the world's tallest building until 1930.It is made of iron and it is about 9000 tons in weight. There're 1665 steps to the top.
It was built in 1887 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It is named after its designer, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel. It took 300 workers 2 years to complete it. It was finished in 1889. However the tower was not accepted by all at first, and a petition of 300names protested its construction.
However, if its birth was difficult,it is now completely acceptedand must be listed as one of the symbols of Paris itself.The tower has three platforms.A restaurant (extremely expensive;reservations absolutely necessary),the Jules Verne is on the second platform.The top platform has a bar,souvenir shop, and the (recently restored)office of Gustave Eiffel.From its platforms -especially the topmost -the view upon Paris is superb.
Eiffel Tower is a landmark and an early example of wrought-iron construction on a gigantic scale,it also becomes a famous architecture in the world.