Today’s Google doodle marks the March 31, 1889 public opening of Paris’ Eiffel Tower.
Created by guest doodler and French visual development artist Floriane Marchix, the illustrated logo links to a search that asks the question, “when did the eiffel tower open to the public?” but – as of writing this story – Google has not included a quick answer in search results to answer its own doodle question.
Built for the 1889 World’s Fair, the iron structure was created by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel’s construction company. Eiffel and his employee Maurice Koechlin previously had worked together to create the Statue of Liberty’s metal armature.
According to History.com, the Eiffel Tower receives more tourists than any other paid attraction in the world since its opening 126 years ago today.