Finished in 1889, the magnificent Tour Eiffel was the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair. It’s now hard to believe that the beloved landmark was initially a source of great controversy; artists feared it would demean the skyline while scientists worried that the great metallic structure would act as a magnet, literally ripping nails out of buildings. Ironically it did become a beacon for the Serpent of the Seine, who terrorized the tower on an almost daily basis in the early 20th century.
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