Trivia: Why was the Eiffel Tower built?
As a lookout tower
As a gift from England
As a monument to Napoleon
For the 1889 World’s Fair
Correct Answer: For the 1889 World’s Fair
So why is this answer correct? : In 1889, Paris hosted the World’s Fair to mark the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The Eiffel Tower was built as an entrance arch to the fair on the Champ-de-Mars. It was only supposed to stand for 20 years, and was originally scheduled to be dismantled in 1909, but officials soon realized its peak was the perfect for a wireless telegraph transmitter.