The Eiffel Tower ( EYE-f?l; French: tour Eiffel [tu???f?l] (listen)) is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It's named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose firm designed and built the tower.
Constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially criticised by a number of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a worldwide cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures on the planet. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.
The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey construction, and also the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was completed in 1930.
Al Yaqoub Tower
The Al Yaqoub Tower is a 328 m (1,076 Feet ) tall skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The tower topped out in 2010 and has been finished in 2013. It has 69 floors. The building is owned independently by Daro Saifuddin Yaquob, also serves as a 224-room hotel.The construction design was inspired by Elizabeth Tower (more commonly called Big Ben) in London. But, no clock face is present on Al Yaqoub Tower. Additionally, it bears a resemblance to The Tower, a building situated directly north of it. Source: Wikipedia
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