125th Anniversary Of The Iconic Eiffel Tower

1 04 2014
1889: View at the 'Exposition Universelle' across the River Seine towards the Eiffel Tower, and the 'Globe Celeste'. The Eiffel Tower, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, was the central focus of both the 1889 and the 1900 Paris Exhibition site.  (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

1889: View at the ‘Exposition Universelle’ across the River Seine towards the Eiffel Tower, and the ‘Globe Celeste’. The Eiffel Tower, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, was the central focus of both the 1889 and the 1900 Paris Exhibition site. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Eiffel Tower or La Tour Eiffel celebrates its 125th anniversary on March 31, 2014.

It was named after an engineer, Gustave Eiffel, the owner of the company that designed and built the tower.

1900: Visitors to the World Exposition walking under the Eiffel Tower, with a view of the Chateau d'Eau in the background, Paris, France.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1900: Visitors to the World Exposition walking under the Eiffel Tower, with a view of the Chateau d’Eau in the background, Paris, France. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair or Exposition Universelle of 1889.

Now it is a global cultural icon of France.

The construction of the iconic tower was officially completed after 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days.

Now let’s take a look at some photos of the Eiffel Tower during its construction…

(Please click the photos for larger images)

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1 04 2014
whichwaynow101

Very interesting post and photos!

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1 04 2014
ahmadalikarim

Dear whichwaynow101,
Thanks 🙂

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