ALAN HUI :: Eiffel Tower Photo 艾菲爾鐵塔相片
The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, [tuʁ 酇鑇], nickname La dame de fer, the iron lady) is a puddled iron[10] lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected 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 structure in Paris[11] and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 7.1 million people ascended it in 2011. The third level observatory's upper platform is at 279.11 m the highest accessible to public in the European Union and the highest in Europe as long as the platform of the Ostankino Tower, at 360 m, remains closed as a result of the fire of August 2000. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
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. However, because of the addition, in 1957, of the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building. Not including broadcast antennas, it is the second-tallest structure in France, after the Millau Viaduct.
The tower has three levels for visitors. Tickets can be purchased to ascend, by stairs or lift (elevator), to the first and second levels. The walk from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the walk from the first to the second level. The third and highest level is accessible only by lift - stairs exist but they are not usually open for public use. Both the first and second levels feature restaurants.
The tower has become the most prominent symbol of both Paris and France, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city.

艾菲爾鐵塔(法語:La Tour Eiffel;英語:Eiffel Tower,又稱為巴黎鐵塔)是一座於1889年4月25日建成位於法國巴黎戰神廣場上的鏤空結構鐵塔,高300米,天線高24米,總高324米,為巴黎最高的建築物[10]。艾菲爾鐵塔得名於設計它的橋樑工程師居斯塔夫·艾菲爾。鐵塔設計新穎獨特,是世界建築史上的技術傑作,因而成為法國和巴黎的一個重要景點和突出標誌。
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