The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one the most well known monuments in the world visited by more than 5 million people each year. It is located at Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris. The panoramas of the Eiffel Tower can be viewed as both Java and QTVR at its official site. http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/index.html

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

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The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England, opened the tower. At 300 metres (320.75m including antenna), and 7000 tons, it was the world’s tallest building until 1930. During its lifetime, the Eiffel Tower has also witnessed a few strange scenes, including being scaled by a mountaineer in 1954, and parachuted off of in 1984 by two Englishmen. In 1923 a journalist rode a bicycle down from the first level.

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