Descripcion de: La Torre Eiffel





By: Monica Ramos , Fatima Martinez & Chelsea Osuna



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Initially the subjet of controversy for some, the Eiffel Tower served as an introduction to the Paris Universal Exibition of 1889, which welcomed more than 236 million visitor since its opening. Its exepcional size and instantly recognizable silhouette of the tower became a symbol of Paris.

On May 1, 1886, The Minister of Trade and industry, "Édouard Lockroy", enthusiastic supporter of the project, signed a decree declaring open "support for the Universal Exhibiton of 1889".




Description :

Initially named tower of 300 meters (330 meters tour) is a puddling iron structure designed by French engineer "Gustave Eiffel" ang his staff for the 1889 Universal exposition in Paris.

Located in the Champ Of Mars at the rivers Seine, this Parisian monument, simbol of France an its capital, was the ninth most  visited country in 2006 and the most visited monument in the world whit  6,893,000 visitors in 2007 whit a height  of 300 feet, later extended to an antenna at 325 meters, The Eiffel Tower was the highest structure in the world for over 40 years, until surpassed  the Chrysled Building, New York, in 1930.


It was built in two years, two months and five days in controversy with the artists of the time, who saw her as a monster of hierro. 3 Initially used for military testing with communication antennas, 4 today serves as well as tourist attraction as a broadcaster of radion an television!

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