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Tour Eiffel
09-SEP-2012

Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower, nickname La dame de fer,is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The third level observatory's upper platform is at 279.11 m the highest accessible to public in the European Union and the highest in Europe as long as the platform of the Ostankino Tower, at 360 m, remains closed as a result of the fire of August 2000. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The tower stands 320 metres (1,050 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. However, because of the addition, in 1957, of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France, after the Millau Viaduct.

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Sarah Rehfeldt15-Dec-2013 18:05
Very nice with the clouds and sparkle in it!
MarcViskens27-Sep-2012 20:32
super José
very nice work
Marc
Theo Bögels19-Sep-2012 18:54
Not the standard picture: great!
ac18-Sep-2012 13:42
Good idea to keep the sun in the photo.
Dennis Hoyne18-Sep-2012 02:42
Cool shot! I like the historical info.
larose forest photos18-Sep-2012 02:15
Ahhh, the iconic Eiffel Tower. What a great POV you have shot it from. V
Mike H.18-Sep-2012 02:12
Enjoyed reading your notes about it --
agree, wonderful shot of this Parisian icon!!
woody3418-Sep-2012 00:58
Wonderful shot of the Tower...and some pretty amazing statistics...V
janescottcumming18-Sep-2012 00:40
Nicely done! V
bill friedlander17-Sep-2012 21:22
Lovely shot shot with this light. The silhouette looks great against the blue sky. V
Walter O. Koenig17-Sep-2012 21:13
Nice shot with this back lighting. "V"
MarcViskens17-Sep-2012 20:03
very nice shot José
Marc
John Reynolds17-Sep-2012 19:40
Excellent!
fotabug17-Sep-2012 19:34
Excellent view with a nice touch
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