Eiffel Tower Facts The Eiffel Tower is a grand structure that is located on the Champ de Mars (http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/champdemars.htm) in Paris, France. It was built in 1889, and stands 324 metres tall. The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world, and it held this title for 41 years. The Chrysler Building in New York City was built taller than the Eiffel Tower, in 1930, but an addition of an antenna on top of The Eiffel Tower (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB9ZOaPKPCw) then made it taller than The Chrysler Building. Today, The Eiffel Tower is the second tallest building in France, not including antennas, and is only surpassed by the Millau Viad ..