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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, famous tower dominating the skyline of Paris, designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel as the focal point of the Universal Exposition of 1889. From masonry piers, 4 iron columns, connected by delicate arches, sweep gracefully inward and upward. At 620 ft (189 m) they converge to form one column and continue to a height of 984 ft (289 m; now 1,056 ft/321 m including the television antenna). Elevators and staircases give visitors access to 3 observation platforms.

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