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April 11, 2015

15 Amazing Vintage Photos of the Iconic Eiffel Tower Under Construction

Construction of the Eiffel Tower began on Jan. 28, 1887 and a little more than two years later on March 31, 1889, it opened to the public. The iconic structure is one of the most visited monuments in the world, receiving an average of seven million visitors a year.

This photo shows the base of the massive monument under construction in Paris on Dec. 7, 1887. (Keystone-France/Getty Images)

The Eiffel Tower is shown under construction in 1887. (AP)

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the engineer whose company designed and built the tower, is pictured with four other people at the summit of the Eiffel Tower during the Paris World Fair in 1889. (Getty Images)

The elevator is shown at the first level of the Eiffel Tower, during its construction. (Three Lions/Getty Images)

A combination of two photos shows the progress of the building of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in June 1888 (L) and in July 1888. (Getty Images)

The base of the building is being built in 1888. (Getty Images)

The beginning stages of construction on the tower in Paris, on Sept. 1, 1887. (Getty Images)

The foundation of what will be the Eiffel Tower in Paris is seen in 1887, before construction even began. (AP)

There split images show The Eiffel tower as it nears completion from Dec. 26, 1888 to Jan. 20, 1889. (Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

The staircase of the Eiffel Tower which is still under construction is seen, 1887. Most visitors will use the elevator to get from the first floor to the second floor observatory. (AP)

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is seen under construction in 1887. (AP)

Electrical workers balance high up on the Eiffel tower in paris to change the lights that illuminate the tower at night on Oct. 29, 1937. (Horace Abrahams/Getty Images)

High above the River Seine two electricians work on the lights on the Eiffel Tower which will illuminate the Paris Exhibition at night. (Horace Abrahams/Getty Images)

Eiffel Tower under construction in 1887 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)

The bottom of what will be the Eiffel Tower is under construction in 1887, in Paris. (AP)

(via NY Daily News)

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