Eiffel Tower Around The World

FRANCE: People stop to observe a replica of the Eiffel Tower built with red bistro chairs to mark the 125th anniversary of the Fermob company's bistro chairs in Paris June 24, 2014. Like the Eiffel Tower, the famous bistro chairs celebrate their 125th anniversary this year. (REUTERS/John Schults)
FRANCE: People stop to observe a replica of the Eiffel Tower built with red bistro chairs to mark the 125th anniversary of the Fermob company’s bistro chairs in Paris June 24, 2014. Like the Eiffel Tower, the famous bistro chairs celebrate their 125th anniversary this year. (REUTERS/John Schults)

The much beloved icon of Paris is also one of the most recreated.

Here’s a selection of Eiffel Towers around the world. (REUTERS)

UNITED STATES: A general view of the Paris hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada March 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
UNITED STATES: A general view of the Paris hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada March 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
CHINA: A replica of the Eiffel Tower lights up on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province December 22, 2007. (REUTERS)
CHINA: A replica of the Eiffel Tower lights up on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province December 22, 2007. (REUTERS)
FRANCE: A chocolate model of the Eiffel Tower is displayed at the 14th Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show) in Paris October 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
FRANCE: A chocolate model of the Eiffel Tower is displayed at the 14th Salon du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Show) in Paris October 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)
HONDURAS: A boy plays on a replica of the Eiffel Tower at Los Dolores square in Tegucigalpa July 18, 2010. The French embassy in Honduras donated the 6 metre (20 feet) replica to the city of Tegucigalpa to commemorate France's 221 years of independence on Sunday. The replica was the first in Latin America and the 18th in the world, according to embassy officials. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)
HONDURAS: A boy plays on a replica of the Eiffel Tower at Los Dolores square in Tegucigalpa July 18, 2010. The French embassy in Honduras donated the 6 metre (20 feet) replica to the city of Tegucigalpa to commemorate France’s 221 years of independence on Sunday. The replica was the first in Latin America and the 18th in the world, according to embassy officials. (REUTERS/Edgard Garrido)

125th Anniversary Of The Iconic Eiffel Tower

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…

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