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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 133 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EIFFEL TOWER. Erected for the exposition of 1889, the Eiffel Tower, in the Champ de Mars, Paris, is by far the highest artificial structure in the world, and its height of 300 metres (984 ft.) surpasses that of the obelisk at Washington by 429 ft., and that of St Paul's cathedral by 58o ft. Its framework is composed essentially of four uprights, which rise from the corners of a square measuring ' End of Article: EIFFEL TOWER

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