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120 years ago, construction works began on a structure that was to become one of the worlds most celebrated tourist attractions. The first iron parts were erected on the first of June 1887, and construction work lasted exactly 2 years, 2 months and 5 days, and has been visited by 222 million visitors since its opening for the 1889 World's Fair.

The number of visitors per year since 1889

The 1900 Exhibition

Remembering the first base jumper of the Eiffel tower, a sad historic video

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    I am Cedric, discoverer of things that would go unnoticed in the streets of Paris, historic haven of fashionistas and city of lights ('lights' as in 'enlightenment', not street lights).
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