The Eiffel Tower is an iron tower and it is the most famous Paris landmark and featured in films, video games, and television shows. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. It was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. The tower stands 324 metres tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.
The photo is taken from the Trocadero.