The Eiffel Tower is a monument located in the French capital Paris and is one of France’s most visited landmarks. It is located on the Champ de Mars, a large open space in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, along the left bank of the Seine and towers over the city. From atop the tower, you have a unique view of the city and a great deal beyond. Worldwide, the Eiffel Tower symbolizes Paris and is regarded by many as one of the non-classical wonders of the world.
The Eiffel Tower has a total size of 330m and consists of 3 platforms. To begin with, the second floor is located at a height of 57.63m. Next, the second floor is located at a height of 115.73m. The last floor, the third floor, is located at an altitude of 276.13m. The antenna at the top gives the Eiffel Tower a total height of 330m.
There are 1,665 steps in the tower, but above the second platform the stairs are not publicly accessible. The Eiffel Tower weighs 7300 tons excluding foundations. The tower is named after its designer Gustave Eiffel. He designed the tower with engineers Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier.
It is possible to go to the top platform of the tower, from where you can get a great view of the city. The Eiffel Tower is also often the setting for important events and celebrations, such as New Year’s Day and the 14th of July, France’s national holiday.
- Height of 1st floor: 57.63m
- Height of 2nd floor: 115.73m
- Height 3rd floor: 276.13m
- Top of flagpole: 317m
- Top (incl. antenna): 330m (since March 2022). Previously 324m
- Weight: 10 100 000kg
- Number of stairs: 1665
- Contractor: Gustave Eiffel
- Engineers: Maurice Koechlin – Emile Nouguier
- Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
- Design started in 1884
- Construction from 1887 to 1889
- Opening May 6, 1889
- Location: Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris