The Eiffel Tower is a 324-meter-high iron truss tower in Paris. He is in seventh District at the northwest end of the Champ de Mars (Campus Martius), near the banks of the Seine. Built from 1887 to 1889 was a monumental building entrance and tower of the World’s Fair to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the French Revolution established. After the builder Gustave Eiffel tower was named from its construction until the completion of the Chrysler Building in 1930 in New York City, the tallest building in the world. With the appearance of the first public radio program in 1921 in Europe and of France’s first television program in 1935 the building was as a radio tower on the same history of radio and television on. In addition to the home television tower as a tower restaurant and an upscale eatery.
The symbol shapes as the tallest structure in the city of Paris and is considered by some seven million paying visitors per year to the most visited landmarks in the world. The tower has become an architectural icon and is regarded as one of the greatest icons of the 19th and 20 Century in the technical field. The Eiffel Tower is the model for many Nachahmerbauten and be found in many art and culture through its ubiquity in connection with Paris and France. He is regarded as the national symbol of France and became a global icon of modernity. Since 1964, the Eiffel tower as a monument historique listed building and in 1986 took the American Society of Civil Engineers, the building in the list of historic engineering and technically outstanding landmarks (List of Historic Civil Engineering Landmark) on.
The Eiffel Tower is the most important channel for terrestrial transmission in the Paris region, especially for FM radio programs as well as analog and digital television. The communication between the tower and the signal receiver is assured of more than 120 antennas. The transmission infrastructure of TDF operated. Currently (2012) radiates from the Eiffel Tower on 30 radio and 40 television programs.