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  1. The Eiffel Tower By: Caitlin McColl

  2. Building • It took 2 years to complete the Eiffel Tower. • It took 132 workers and 50 engineers to build it. • It was complete in 1889, and was then the tallest structure in the world at 320 metres high!

  3. Artist • The Eiffel tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel. • He was a French engineer that specialized in metallic buildings. • He also was a contributor to the Panama Canal and the armature of the Statue of Liberty.

  4. Paris, France • The Eiffel Tower is the most famous structure in Paris, and possibly France. • The Eiffel Tower is 100% owned by The City of Paris. • It is located at 48.8583°N 2.2945°E

  5. Fun Facts! • The Eiffel Tower has 2.5 million rivets. • The Eiffel Tower weighs 7000 tons. • 50 tons of paint has to be applied to it every 7 years to avoid rust. • It was built for the World's Fair to show that iron could be strong like stone while being a lot lighter.

  6. Bibliography • http://www.rphs.devisland.net/zach/funfacts.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Eiffel • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower