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The Eiffel Tower (French: La Tour Eiffel, /'tur,e'fel/) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. It is the tallest structure in Paris and possibly the most recognized monument in the world[1]. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is the most visited monument in the world; 6,428,441 people visited the tower in 2005[2] and more than 200,000,000 since its construction [3]. Including the 20.75 m (70 ft) antenna, the structure is 320.75 m (1070 ft) high which is about 81 storeys. In 1902, it was struck by lightning, which caused builders to reconstruct 300 feet of the top. The lights illuminating the tower also had to be replaced since they were damaged by the high energy of the lightning.

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