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HISTORY OF THE EIFFEL TOWER

The Eiffel Tower was built as a result of the International Exhibition of Paris (also known as the Paris Exposition of 1889). The International Exhibition of France was done in order to commemeration the 100 year anniversiry of the French Revolution. The Prince of Wales, King Edward VII, opened the tower after considering the 700 proposed designs. Gustav Eiffel's design was chosen but 300 petioners opposed its construction. Nevertheless, the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 after being designed in 1884. Construction began in 1887 until 1889. The tower was used as a key place in Paris to measure the wind speed. Also, Eiffel encouraged many scientific experiments to take place on the Eiffel Tower such as Foucault's giant pendulum.