World wonder of the Industrial era in Civilization V
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- "We live only to discover beauty, all else is a form of waiting"
- –Kahlil Gibran
With the Brave New World expansion, the Eiffel Tower turns into a must for players pursuing a cultural victory. It essentially outclasses any other wonder in terms of Tourism, providing an immediate +12 bonus. Build it in your main Tourism-generating city. Additionally, although the Eiffel Tower no longer gives the +1 Happiness per Social Policy it provides in vanilla, the flat +5 bonus remains quite significant.
The Eiffel Tower is one of the world's most famous landmarks. Built for the Universal Exposition of 1889, the tower rises 300 meters (984 feet) above Paris' Champ de Mars, near the Seine River. Structural engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel built the tower to demonstrate how steel and iron could be utilized in the construction of extremely tall buildings. The cost was more than $1 million.
The tallest building in the world when it was originally completed, the Eiffel Tower drew crowds of awestruck observers from around the world. Today, it remains one of Paris' leading tourist attractions.