Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

noun
a tower of skeletal iron construction in Paris, France: built for the exposition of 1889. 984 feet (300 meters) high.

Origin:
named after A. G. Eiffel, its engineer and principal designer

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Eiffel Tower
 
n
a tower in Paris: designed by A. G. Eiffel; erected for the 1889 Paris Exposition. Height: 300 m (984 ft), raised in 1959 to 321 m (1052 ft)

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Eiffel Tower
erected in the Champ-de-Mars for the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889; at 984.25 feet the world's tallest structure at the time. Designed by Fr. engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923).
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Eiffel Tower [(eye-fuhl)]

An iron structure that dominates the skyline of Paris. When it was built in the nineteenth century, it was the tallest freestanding structure in the world.

Note: The Eiffel Tower, because of its distinctive shape, has become a symbol of Paris.
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