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Timeline; 1889

The Eiffel Tower was built this year as a temporary structure for an exhibition, planned to be removed after 5 years.

Somewhat surprisingly to the people who commissioned it, it proved to be a major source of tourist revenue, so it was impractical to take it down.

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