The Eiffel tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel and erected in 1889. Since then, 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 structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world. The tower stands 320 metres (1,050 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building.
Paris, France, 2012