Eiffel Tower: La Dame de Fer

-By Shivam Pathak

The Eiffel tower is an epitome of Paris, France. Its main focus is its height, which is 984ft. Gustave A. Eiffel commissioned the construction of the tower to enter it in the world’s fair, being held that year in Paris. The construction began in the year of 1889 and completed in the year of 1910.

It exemplifies the early wrought-iron
construction on an enormous scale. Almost 7000 tons of iron was used in the construction of this gigantic structure. Before working on Eiffel tower Gustave had also contributed in the construction of the great Statue of Liberty. It is believed that Eiffel Tower is twice as high as the dome of St. Peter’s in Rome or the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The architecture of the tower also sets a best example of civil engineering. The principal feature of the structure is the glass-cage machines made by the Otis
Elevator Company of the United States The tower also entails a restaurant, radio and television transmitter.

The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world before the topping off of the Chrysler Building in New York City in 1929. Today if an individual visits France for a tour and mistakenly doesn’t visit Eiffel Tower then it is believed that his or her visit to France is incomplete. Today billions of tourists throughout the world come to behold its majesty look and structure.