It's no Burj Kaleefa (830 meters), but then Dubai is no Paris.
The Eiffel Tower (324 meters) maintained the world record for tallest man made structure for 41 years. It dwarfs the tallest pyramid in Egypt (147 meters).
The world's fair was just 18 years after the French-Prussian war, which saw German troops on the outskirts of Paris and 873,000 casualties (wounded and dead), and the Paris commune. It was a mere 25 years before World War I and its 37 million casualties (wounded and dead).
Through it all, the Eiffel tower has endured. As iconic as our Golden Gate bridge, whose towers (227 meters) are not as tall, but whose span is longer (2737 meters).
May she prosper long.