The Eiffel Tower reflects in the water of the pool beneath it. Since its completion in 1889, the Eiffel Tower has served as a testament to the advancement of architectural design and technology, has been recognized internationally as a proud symbol of France and has maintained its standing as the most frequently visited tourist destination in the world. In addition, during its lifetime, the tower has accumulated a rich and fascinating history, full of controversy and intriguing lore. Each year the Eiffel Tower continues to attract millions of tourists and houses within its structure a wealth of businesses and a distinct community of hundreds of workers. On its three platforms, it contains several kiosks and shops, two restaurants, displays, dioramas, galleries, panoramic observation decks, its own post office all there to accommodate the masses of international visitors.