In 1889, the Eiffel Tower was completed. Now it is the icon of Paris city! Its origin is quite fascinating. In the beginning, its construction created some concern for its designer, Gustave Eiffel. Its design was marvelous and dissimilar to the architecture of the day. It was once thought to be a temporary structure that was only meant to last twenty years. However, its groundbreaking architectural style altered the course of history. The Eiffel Tower now receives about 7 million tourists each year!