Tour d'Eiffel Day

Official Steampunk Holiday!

On this day in 1889 the Tour d’Eiffel, Gustave Eiffel’s masterpiece, was inaugurated. So, happy 121 anniversary, Eiffel Tower!

Eiffel Tower Lightning Strike

A lightning strikes the Eiffel Tower (1902)

Some quick data:

Location:  Paris, France

Coordinates:     48.8583°N 2.2945°E

Constructed:     1887 – 1889

Opening:     March 31, 1889

Use:  Observation tower, Radio broadcasting tower

Status:   Completed and in use