Paris simply wouldn’t be Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Nowadays it’s hard to believe that this iconic Parisian site was initially built as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World Fair. Soon stealing the hearts of many, the Eiffel Tower’s popularity among the people ensured its place in the city of love. It was here to stay. One of the world’s most romantic and elegant monuments, the Eiffel Tower took its name from the designer and constructer of the build, Gustave Eiffel. At 320 metres tall, this iron lattice tower served as the world’s tallest building for 41 years, toppled off leading place by the coming of New York’s Chrysler Building in 1930. Long surpassed in height, the Eiffel Tower still remains one of the world’s most magical buildings. A living example of mankind’s epic achievements, The Eiffel tower has drawn travellers and locals to its pedestal for decades.