About Eiffel Tower Day
The Eiffel Tower officially opened on March 31st 1889. The tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel. Eiffel also designed the framework for the Statue of Liberty, located in New York.
The Eiffel Tower is 984 feet tall and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers, from which rise four columns that unite to form a single vertical tower. Platforms, each with an observation deck, are at three levels. Elevators ascend the piers on a curve, and Eiffel contracted the Otis Elevator Company of the United States to design the tower’s famous glass-cage elevators.
The tower is one of the most famous towers in the world and is an iconic symbol of Paris.