Although I haven't conducted a survey, I suspect the average American has seen the Eiffel Tower image thousands of times. I've personally seen it on clocks, shirts, movies, photos, earrings, necklaces, tattoos, credit cards, books just to name a few.
So, how to take an image of the Eiffel Tower that isn't easily dismissed as a "been there, done that, seen that" is not a straightforward task.
This image is just a small part of the Eiffel Tower but I believe that enough things in this image allow the viewer to recognize this icon even though you don't see the whole thing. The older park and neighborhood in the background and the strong, slightly slanted brown metal give clues.