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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 5:46 AM
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Unhappy Eiffel Tower Extension Project [FICTIONAL/VISION]

Hey!!!
I've just found this new project that consist on a temporary extension of the Eiffel Tower's highest level. The Serero Architects design uses a carbon fibre and Kevlar composite to double the amount of space at the top of the tower.
My opinion: PLEASE, DON'T!!!!
I'm dying because I want to go to Paris, and it's just because the Eiffel Tower... and that thing... well...
Even if the Architects say that is temporary, we have to remember that the Eiffel Tower itself was a temporary structure, and after one century we still have it...

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http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3108430&c=1
http://www.serero.com/
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Why must they screw around with a good thing? Seriously, I even have issues with the beacon, though it does look cool. This is hideous.
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Why must they screw around with a good thing? Seriously, I even have issues with the beacon, though it does look cool. This is hideous.
I love the beacon we have one on one of our skyscrapers in Montreal, and I think its awesome.
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Sometimes modern additions, temporary and permanent, can bring out aspects of an older building that haven't been seen before. Such as the scaffolding on the Washington Monument.



But, this 'thing' atop the Eiffel Tower is not right. The scaffolding on the Washington Monument accentuates the shape of the original structure, the 'thing' atop the Eiffel Tower ruins the visual upward thrust the the tower creates.
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it just makes it look like space needle in Seattle....period.


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Nothing wrong with the design!

I like the design... but only based on the fact that I have read it was intended as a temporarily addition. As permanent I wouldnt like it much either.

It has some great references in its form and shape and picks up on historical and contemporary movements...

And the Eiffel Tower is hardly perfect as it is... we just consider it "perfect" because it has been like that for 125 years...

I welcome any artistic additions for to existing architecture.
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I don't think I would mind that much.. but I guess it does ruin what is already a beautiful structure :|
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It looks like the Eiffel Tower with genital warts.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 7:40 AM
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I sincerely hope this ugly thing wont be added to the Tour Eiffel but I am afraid it will be built cause looking at the huge numbers of visitors who is increasing year after year = money , that's what is all is about.+ tourists go hand in hand with ruining many interesting things.
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I think it's great. Views on the second level were awesome, I only wished I could get to the top
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Wasn't this just a big joke?

A vision by the architect, which will never be realized.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/wo...in&oref=slogin
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I hope not. The wonderful Tour Eiffel is wonderful as it is. This eye atop is not bad if it would be at another tower, but in Tour Eiffel not. It seems this skeleton in other fantasy not built spine eye...
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Ugh almost insultingly ugly!
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Wasn't this just a big joke?

A vision by the architect, which will never be realized.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/wo...in&oref=slogin
That's what I've read too. This was never a for-real project. It ain't happening.
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That's what I've read too. This was never a for-real project. It ain't happening.

I sure hope not
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looks kind of funny with this on top
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Oh god! Where do people come up with this crap?

This insults the legacy of architecture.
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Everyone can see that this is ugly like hell. Shame on you, mister architect of that.
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i like the look, but only if this were to be a whole new tower. the eiffel tower should remain as is for eternity.
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