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Eiffel Tower,

structure designed by A. G. Eiffel and erected in the Champ-de-Mars for the Paris exposition of 1889. The tower is 984 ft (300 m) high and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers, from which rise four columns uniting to form one shaft. Three platforms at different heights (the intermediate platform just above the junction of the columns is 644 ft/196 m high) are reached by stairs and elevators. On the top of the tower are a meteorological station, a wireless station, and a television transmission antenna.

Eiffel Tower

built in 1889 in Paris. [Architecture: NCE, 843]

Eiffel Tower

a tower in Paris: designed by A. G. Eiffel; erected for the 1889 Paris Exposition. Height: 300 m (984 ft.), raised in 1959 to 321 m (1052 ft.)
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Declaration a l'Urssaf, signaletique, entretien, assurance, visite medicale, tout est en regle, mais il y a un probleme: "Ces tuk-tuks sont en infraction parce que le vehicule n'est pas reserve pour etre sur la voie publique", explique Nino, un policier des "Boers", l'autre nom de la police des taxis a l'AFP Depuis deux ans, les tuk-tuks se multiplient au pied des monuments de Paris, de la Tour Eiffel a la place de la Concorde.
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