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125 years of the Eiffel Tower

March 31, 2014, 10:43 UTC+3
The opening ceremony of the Eiffel Tower took place on March 31, 125 years ago
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The Eiffel tower was built on the Champ de Mars in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair
The Eiffel tower was built on the Champ de Mars in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair
The Eiffel tower was built on the Champ de Mars in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair
© AP Photo
The construction of the tower lasted 26 months. Photo: foundation of the tower, 1887
The construction of the tower lasted 26 months. Photo: foundation of the tower, 1887
The construction of the tower lasted 26 months. Photo: foundation of the tower, 1887
© AP Photo
The tower was named after its creator, Gustave Eiffel. Photo: Eiffel tower during construction, 1887
The tower was named after its creator, Gustave Eiffel. Photo: Eiffel tower during construction, 1887
The tower was named after its creator, Gustave Eiffel. Photo: Eiffel tower during construction, 1887
© AP Photo/FILE
The 3000-meter tall tower was far higher than any other building of its time and kept the record till 1931. Photo by  André Kertész: "Under the Eiffel Tower", 1929
The 3000-meter tall tower was far higher than any other building of its time and kept the record till 1931. Photo by  André Kertész: "Under the Eiffel Tower", 1929
The 3000-meter tall tower was far higher than any other building of its time and kept the record till 1931. Photo by André Kertész: "Under the Eiffel Tower", 1929
© AP Photo/National Gallery of Art
The Eiffel Tower is the most well-known landmark of Paris and one of the most famous samples of architectural heritage
The Eiffel Tower is the most well-known landmark of Paris and one of the most famous samples of architectural heritage
The Eiffel Tower is the most well-known landmark of Paris and one of the most famous samples of architectural heritage
© AP Photo
The tower consists of more than 18.000 metal details. Photo: the first climb up the tower in 1964
The tower consists of more than 18.000 metal details. Photo: the first climb up the tower in 1964
The tower consists of more than 18.000 metal details. Photo: the first climb up the tower in 1964
© AP Photo
Every year over 57 tonns of paint is used to keep the tower from rusting. Photo: Eiffel Tower seen in the background of a smaller copy.
Every year over 57 tonns of paint is used to keep the tower from rusting. Photo: Eiffel Tower seen in the background of a smaller copy.
Every year over 57 tonns of paint is used to keep the tower from rusting. Photo: Eiffel Tower seen in the background of a smaller copy.
© AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz
On the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower there are restaurants, on the third - there's a viewing point. Photo: Eiffel Tower in 1982
On the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower there are restaurants, on the third - there's a viewing point. Photo: Eiffel Tower in 1982
On the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower there are restaurants, on the third - there's a viewing point. Photo: Eiffel Tower in 1982
© Fotokhronika TASS/Valentin Sobolev
The tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the world. More than 250 mln people have visited it since it was built. Photo: a line of people eager to get on the tower in 2008
The tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the world. More than 250 mln people have visited it since it was built. Photo: a line of people eager to get on the tower in 2008
The tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the world. More than 250 mln people have visited it since it was built. Photo: a line of people eager to get on the tower in 2008
© AP Photo/Jacques Brinon
The Eiffel Tower is owned by Paris authorities. Photo: festive fireworks on the Bastille day in 2010
The Eiffel Tower is owned by Paris authorities. Photo: festive fireworks on the Bastille day in 2010
The Eiffel Tower is owned by Paris authorities. Photo: festive fireworks on the Bastille day in 2010
© ITAR-TASS/EPA
The tower has long paid off and nowadays brings in considerable profits. Photo: souveniers exhibited on the 120th anniversary of the tower in 2012
The tower has long paid off and nowadays brings in considerable profits. Photo: souveniers exhibited on the 120th anniversary of the tower in 2012
The tower has long paid off and nowadays brings in considerable profits. Photo: souveniers exhibited on the 120th anniversary of the tower in 2012
© ITAR-TASS/EPA
In 2012 the Eiffel Tower was appraised at €435 bln. and was named the most expensive building in Europe. Photo: a diver in a pool near the tower in 2007
In 2012 the Eiffel Tower was appraised at €435 bln. and was named the most expensive building in Europe. Photo: a diver in a pool near the tower in 2007
In 2012 the Eiffel Tower was appraised at €435 bln. and was named the most expensive building in Europe. Photo: a diver in a pool near the tower in 2007
© AP Photo/Michael Sawyer
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The Eiffel tower was built on the Champ de Mars in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair
© AP Photo
The construction of the tower lasted 26 months. Photo: foundation of the tower, 1887
© AP Photo
The tower was named after its creator, Gustave Eiffel. Photo: Eiffel tower during construction, 1887
© AP Photo/FILE
The 3000-meter tall tower was far higher than any other building of its time and kept the record till 1931. Photo by André Kertész: "Under the Eiffel Tower", 1929
© AP Photo/National Gallery of Art
The Eiffel Tower is the most well-known landmark of Paris and one of the most famous samples of architectural heritage
© AP Photo
The tower consists of more than 18.000 metal details. Photo: the first climb up the tower in 1964
© AP Photo
Every year over 57 tonns of paint is used to keep the tower from rusting. Photo: Eiffel Tower seen in the background of a smaller copy.
© AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz
On the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower there are restaurants, on the third - there's a viewing point. Photo: Eiffel Tower in 1982
© Fotokhronika TASS/Valentin Sobolev
The tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions of the world. More than 250 mln people have visited it since it was built. Photo: a line of people eager to get on the tower in 2008
© AP Photo/Jacques Brinon
The Eiffel Tower is owned by Paris authorities. Photo: festive fireworks on the Bastille day in 2010
© ITAR-TASS/EPA
The tower has long paid off and nowadays brings in considerable profits. Photo: souveniers exhibited on the 120th anniversary of the tower in 2012
© ITAR-TASS/EPA
In 2012 the Eiffel Tower was appraised at €435 bln. and was named the most expensive building in Europe. Photo: a diver in a pool near the tower in 2007
© AP Photo/Michael Sawyer

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 in Paris. The opening ceremony took place on March 31, 125 years ago.

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