The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognized buildings in the world. Its structure eloquent, yet simple. Its beauty is unmatched at night and it has drawn nearly a quarter of a billion visitors since its creation. In fact, when the Eiffel Tower was built. It was the tallest building in all of the world. When the Eiffel Tower was first built in 1889, it stood an amazing 312.27 meters tall. At this time, the Eiffel Tower had a French flag on top of the building and was at one of its shortest distances tall. However later on, the Eiffel Tower had a radio transmission antenna on top of the building to receive and send radio waves.