Wow, not even an hour, guess I should have made that one of the last clues...
Eiffel Tower it is:
Since I already took the effort to do this whole thing at once, here it is:
#1: Thomas Edison signed the guestbook
#2: Was once the tallest advertising space in the world
#3: Over 200 Million have visited here
#4: Has exceeded it's planned life cycle 6 fold.
#5: The Crysler Building stole its record
#6: Was sold twice for scrap
#7: Its restaurant was shipped to Louisiana
#8: Built for the Worlds Fair
#9: German communications jammed from here durring WW1
#10: Lift cables cut so Hitler would have to climb to the top
Upon visiting, Thomas Edison signed the guestbook with the following entry: "To M Eiffel the Engineer the brave builder of so gigantic and original specimen of modern Engineering from one who has the greatest respect and admiration for all Engineers including the Great Engineer the Bon Dieu, Thomas Edison."
In the 20's & 20's Illuminated advertising signs for Citreon hung from 3 of it's 4 sides maing it the tallest advertising structure in the world.
Finished Construction in 1889 for the Worlds Fair hosted in Paris France, it was originally planned to be torn down after 20 years. Thankfully radio was a booming business at the end of the 20 year land lease & the city deemed the tower as valuable for communication purposes and allowed it to stand.
Upon the German occupation of Paris in 1940, the lift cables were cut by the French so that Adolf Hitler would have to climb the steps to the summit. The parts to repair them were allegedly impossible to obtain because of the war. In 1940 German soldiers had to climb to the top to hoist the swastika, but the flag was so large it blew away just a few hours later, and was replaced by a smaller one. When visiting Paris, Hitler chose to stay on the ground. It was said that Hitler conquered France, but did not conquer the Eiffel Tower. When the Allies were nearing Paris, Hitler ordered General Dietrich von Choltitz, the military governor of Paris, to demolish the tower along with the rest of the city. Von Choltitz disobeyed the order. The lifts of the Tower were working normally within hours of the Liberation of Paris.
In 1925, The con artist Victor Lustig "sold" the tower for scrap metal on two separate, but related occasions.
A restaurant and its supporting iron scaffolding midway up the tower was dismantled; it was purchased and reconstructed on St. Charles Avenue and Josephine Street in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana, by entrepreneurs John Onorio and Daniel Bonnot, originally as the Tour Eiffel Restaurant, later as the Red Room and now as the Cricket Club (owned by the New Orleans Culinary Institute). The restaurant was re-assembled from 11,000 pieces that crossed the Atlantic in a single 40-foot (12 m) cargo container.
On November 28, 2002, the Eiffel Tower recorded its 200,000,000th guest.
Is on my "bucket list" of places to visit.
Eiffle Tower as it stood in 1889 for the Worlds Fair