built the tower. Where they presented invention's for example Thomas Edison was there with his great invention the e Eiffel Tower has 1,665 stairs and gladly has an elevator and still today remains the tallest/biggest building in Paris. Hence the public of Paris gave his name to the Eiffel tower (he did not name himself the tower). Gustave Eiffel company won the contract and completed the building in time for the 1889 world fair. It was built in and was built as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle at the World Fair. And he also designed the Estacion Central railway station in Santiago, Chile.