You cannot possibly visit Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower. You will see the top of this iconic 1,063 ft. structure all over Paris. Here are some facts you probably didn't know. 1. The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World's Fair and was not intended to be permanent, but only for 20 years 2. The Eiffel Tower shrinks six inches in winter 3. The Eiffel Tower was repainted 18 times 4. You need to climb 1,665 steps to get to the top 5. The elevator in the Eiffel Tower travels 103,000 kilometers per year 6. It took builders two years, two months and five days to build the Eiffel Tower 7. In 2007 a woman named Erika 'married' the Eiffel Tower 8. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world for 41 years 9. The original plan to built the Eiffel Tower in Barcelona, Spain was rejected 10. Over 250 million people visited the Eiffel Tower. About 7 million every year. Were you one of them? Or do you want to someday?