Monday, July 30, 2012

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Tour Eiffel, Paris

Postmarked in 2010 with a France 20g 'Le Mont-Saint-Michel' stamp

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Collecif  / Constuction de la tour Eiffel / Construction of the Eiffel Tower / Bau des Eiffelturms

Mai 1888, Juillet 1888, Septembre 1888, Mai 1889
(May 1888, July 1888, September 1888, May 1889)

unused, bought in 2012

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The Eiffel Tower is a puddled iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 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 building in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; millions of people ascend it every year. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

The tower stands 320 metres (1,050 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-story building. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years, until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.

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