The Eiffel Tower was 130 years young on May 15th 2019. Built for the 1889 World's Fair, the original plan was to take it down after the event. In the very beginning the tower was designed to be built in Barcelona, Spain. A light show is held at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its construction. Built for the 1889 World's Fair, towering at 324 meters and weighing 7300 tons, the Eiffel Tower attracts nearly seven million visitors every year. The Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be in Barcelona. Thinking the thing would end up looking like an eyesore, the city rejected Gustave Eiffel's plans, and he was forced to repitch the project elsewhere. Luckily, Eiffel found a home for his idea in Paris, where the Tower could serve as the main archway for the 1889 International Exposition.