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Kefu, it seems always to have been called the Eiffel tower, because it was Gustave Eiffel’s engineering company that came up with the idea.

It was for the World’s Fair of 1889, which commemorated the centenary of the French Revolution. So it is a monument.

More particularly it celebrated French science and industry. Names of scientists are engraved on it somewhere.

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