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The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) was built in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair, on the Champ de Mars in Paris, and it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It's named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower, which has 320m and was the tallest man-made structure in the world for 41 years. Is know very well all these things. Is less known that it would have to recover the cost of construction in 20 years, and after this it had to be dismantled. But the cost was recovered in a year, and the tower wasn't removed even today.
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Eiffel Tower is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Paris, Banks of the Seine, about which I wrote here.
About the stamp, blue Marianne et l'Europe, I wrote here.
Sender 0234, 0458: Dragoş Cioroboiu
Sent from Paris (Île-de-France / France), on 12.04.2012