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The Eiffel Tower was erected between 1887 and 1889. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution and the World exhibition in Paris in 1889 which was held under the same motto. This tower was named after its erector, Gustave Eiffel, although he himself was not the architect. The idea for this landmark came from a Swiss, Maurice Koechlin, who also drew up the first drafts. A few technical specifications: height over 320m, weight 10.000t, building area of 125m x 125m. Up until 1930 it was the highest structure worldwide. Today the Eiffel Tower is used as a television tower, restaurant and viewing platform. This marvel which is considered the symbol of France is visited by more than six million tourists yearly.