Six replicas of Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower around the world
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic symbols of France and the whole world. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, this iron tower over 300 meters high has become a world-famous tourist attraction. But not everyone knows that there are several replicas of the Eiffel Tower scattered around the world. In this article, we will explore some of its most famous replicas. With a look at the past and present, we will discover how the Eiffel Tower continues to inspire and be a symbol of ambition, engineering and art.
Tokyo Tower – Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Tower was built in 1958 and is a communication and observation tower located in Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower French, La Tokyo Tower measures 332.9 meters (1,092 feet) and is a true landmark of the city. The colors (white and red) have been specially chosen to improve aerial visibility and prevent accidents.
Paris Las Vegas – Las Vegas, USA
Paris Las Vegas was opened on September 1, 1999 and is a casino hotel located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, United States of America. This 1:2 scale replica of the original 165-meter-high Eiffel Tower fits perfectly into the resort’s theme: the city of Paris.
Torre Eiffel (Sucre) – Sucre, Bolivia
The Sucre Tower is an iron structure located in the heart of the Bolívar park in the city of Sucre, the capital of Bolivia. This tower was designed by the same engineer who designed the tower French: Gustave Eiffel. Despite the similarity between the two towers, the Sucre tower was not intended as a replica, as evidenced by the design that characterizes it.
Petrin Lookout Tower (Petřín, Petřínská rozhledna) – Prague, Czech Republic
The Petřín lookout tower was built a few years after the original by the Czech people who decided to build a tower similar to the Eiffeltower in Prague. The tower, whose initial function was observation and transmission, is today a considerable tourist attraction.
Eiffel Tower – Texas, USA
The Texas Eiffel Tower is a scale model of the Eiffel French tower and was built in 1993. The tower reaches a total height of 65 feet, including cowboy hat! The tower is now a landmark in the city of Paris, Texas.
AWA Tower – Sydney, Australia
The AWA Tower is an office complex built in 1939. Located in Sydney’s central business district, the AWA Tower consists of a radio broadcast tower atop a 15-storey building. The owners took inspiration from the Eiffel French tower and erected what was for many years the tallest tower in Sydney.