Night view of Paris with Eiffel Tower
Foggy night at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Building of the Eiffel Tower La Tour Eiffel, nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a wrought iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the World's Fair, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest (324 metres) building in Paris. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.