The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower, constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fairon, on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It’s named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. The image you see above is from 1888 during its construction. Continue reading for more amazing colorized vintage photos.