Thousands of nervous bystanders lined the avenues around the famous monument to watch Frenchman Taig Khris perform the dangerous feat.
The 34-year-old was attempting a new Guinness world record for the longest freefall from a structure onto a landing ramp.
He made his death-defying leap from the 131ft high first floor of the tower onto a giant sized quarter pipe ramp built below.
He fluffed his first attempt after losing his footing and sliding down at speed into a giant air bag. However undaunted he was went back for a second try.
This time he landed cleanly and raised his arms in celebration and the crowd yelped and cheered. He dropped a record 39ft, beating the 28ft fall set by American Danny Way.
'I've never had such a strong adrenaline rush,' Mr Khris said.
He said his jump was 'to give people the desire to reach beyond their limits, to follow their passions, their dreams.'
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