March 31 1889 – The Eiffel Tower Opens

March 31 1889 – The Eiffel Tower OpensRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Stretching more than a thousand feet above west-central Paris, the Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s iconic structures. Opened on March 31, 1889, the “Iron Lady” — the tallest manmade object on the planet for more than four decades — has had more than 250 million visitors since. During the sunny spring of 1884, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier came up with an idea for a massive latticework tower as the focal point of the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Inspired to push the limits in a bid to honor the 100th anniversary of the […]