The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel;) stands on the south bank of the Seine River in Paris, France, God of War Square, built in 1889, named after the design of its famous architect, structural engineer Gustav Eiffel, all by Schneider Iron ( Schneider Electric is built).
It is one of the world famous buildings, one of the French cultural symbols, one of the Paris city landmarks, the tallest building in Paris. By the French love called "iron lady".
The Eiffel Tower is 300 meters high and the antenna is 24 meters high and 324 meters high. The tower is made up of a lot of scattered steel components - it looks like a pile of models. There are 18038 steel components, weighing 10,000 tons, the construction of a total of 7 million drilling, so that 12,000 metal parts, with rivets 2.5 million. In addition to the four feet are reinforced concrete, the body is made of steel, shared to wrought iron 7300 tons. The tower is divided into three floors, respectively, from the ground 57.6 meters, 115.7 meters and 276.1 meters, one on the second floor with a restaurant, the third floor has a viewing platform, from the tower to the top of a total of 1711 ladder.
1884 France has just emerged from the shame of the Franco-Prussian War, in order to show the national strength, in 1884, the French Parliament to make a decision: May 5, 1889 to November 6, Paris, France will once again host the Expo, the theme is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the victory of the French Revolution The In May 1886, the French government for the world for the World Expo construction tender; in the Paris God of War Plaza design a tower. Conditions are two: towers can attract visitors to buy tickets to visit; after the Expo can be easily removed.
The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustav Eiffel, Gustav Eiffel was born in 1832
Dijon City in the east of France. 20 years old with excellent results admitted to the training of engineers of the French National Institute of Technology. Where he rented a single dormitory, often squeezed in the middle of the table and stove all night buried in reading. Soon he received a graduate diploma with good grades. After graduation, Eiffel by a friend introduced into the Western Railway Bureau Research Office as an engineer. Since then, Eiffel embarked on a building structural engineer's work path, for human progress and civilization to contribute their outstanding talent.
In 1860, Eiffel completed the then famous French Bordeaux Bridge project, will be up to 500 meters of steel components, erected in the Jillon River across the six piers. The completion of this huge project, so that Eiffel in the entire engineering community fame. Effield Ken study, dare to innovate, bold use of steel and concrete, so that civil construction from the "soil" and "wood" freed. He paid a huge effort for the design of the tower, only the design of more than 5,000 sheets of drawings. These precious materials, as the crystallization of the work of Eiffel, is still being preserved in Paris.