The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées. WikipediaAddress: Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, FranceConstruction started: August 15, 1806Opened: 1836Hours:Architectural style: Neoclassical architectureHeight: 164' (50 m)Owner: Centre des monuments nationauxArchitects: Jean Chalgrin, Guillaume-Abel Blouet, Jean-Nicolas Huyot, Jean-Arnaud Raymond, Louis-Robert Goust
The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, which was to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. Its construction in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days was a veritable technical and architectural achievement. "Utopia achieved", a symbol of technological prowess, at the end of the 19th Century it was a demonstration of French engineering personified by Gustave Eiffel, and a defining moment of the industrial era.