The Eiffel Tower
This lesson introduces students to the Eiffel Tower.
• To be able to describe briefly the Eiffel Tower.
To be able to list the main features of the Eiffel Tower.
To be able to identify some of the main functions of the Eiffel Tower.
The construction of the Eiffel Tower was carried out by Gustave Eiffel, two engineers named Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, and one architect by the name of Stephen Sauvestre. The construction started on 26th January 1887 and was inaugurated on 31st March 1889. It took them 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days to complete it and have it ready. To inaugurate the Tower, Gustave climbed the 1710 steps to place the French flag at the top of the Tower.