Eiffel Tower

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Height: Occupied
276 m / 906 ft
Height: Architectural
300 m / 984 ft
Eiffel Tower Outline
  Height: To Tip
324 m / 1,063 ft
Height: Observatory
276 m / 906 ft
Floors Above Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
2.08 m/s


Official Name Eiffel Tower
Other Names Tour Eiffel
Structure Type Tower
Status Completed
Country France
City Paris
Street Address & Map Champ de Mars
Postal Code 75007
Building Function telecommunications / observation
Structural Material other
Construction Start 1887
Completion 1889
Retrofit Start 2012
Retrofit End 2014
Official Website Eiffel Tower

Original Companies Involved

Design Moatti-Rivière Architects; Stephen Sauvestre
Structural Engineer
Design Gustave Eiffel
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company

Retrofit Companies Involved

Main Contractor Bateg
Other Consultant
• Landscape Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Material Supplier
• Aluminium POHL Group
• Cladding Kuraray
• Flooring Kuraray


CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup

Research Papers

World’s Highest Observation Decks
Aug 2015 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue III

Debating Tall: A Supertall Future in the US?
27 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

Other Building Facts

Eiffel Tower is composed of over 18,000 pieces of metalwork, predominantly made of wrought iron. Due to the rare use of iron in the construction of tall structures, Eiffel Tower is listed as a steel structure in the Skyscarper Center database.

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