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The Eiffel Tower as seen from the Champ de Mars

That thing ----------->

Record height
Tallest in the world from 1889 to 1930
General information
Type Observation tower,

Radio broadcasting tower

Location Paris, France
Coordinates 48°51′29.6″N 2°17′40.2″ECoordinates: 48°51′29.6″N 2°17′40.2″E
Construction started 1887
Completed 1889
Opening 31 March 1889
Owner City of Paris, France
Management Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE)
Antenna spire 324.00 m (1,063 ft)
Roof 300.65 m (986 ft)
Top floor 273.00 m (896 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 3
Lifts/elevators 9
Design and construction
Architect Stephen Sauvestre
Structural engineer Maurice Koechlin,

Émile Nouguier

Main contractor Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel

More information: This article on Wikipedia