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Old September 24th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Lattice towers similiar to Eiffel Tower

Many people compare say that each lattice tower is a bit of a copy of Eiffel Tower, but in my opinion, a lattice tower should be only said, that it is of similiar design, when it is

1. Not a scale replication of Eiffel Tower ( in these cases the builders wanted to build a model of it, which is not the case for lattice towers similiar to Eiffel Tower)

2. Have either
- a bow at the basement
- a basement with 4 feet, which are fitted together in 2 levels by a cross connection without larger diagonal connections ( I mean not of the type lower parts of electricity pylons and most lattice radio towers loo like)
- a top with a double(or multiple)-row lattice structure
- a top similiar to that of Eiffel Tower

When using these criteria, I found that the following lattice towers are similiar to Eiffel Tower ( Blackpool Tower [ http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0000892 ] and Berlin Radio Tower [ http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0000339 ] do although often compared with Eiffel Tower not fulfill these criteria and appear therefore not in the list)


Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan,height: 333 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0000080 )


Ismaning Radio Tower, Ismaning, Germany (demolished in 1983), height: 163 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?id=s0010728 )


AWA Tower, Sydney, Australia, height: 101 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0024082 )


Tour metallique de Fourviere, Lyon, France, height: 86 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0011542 )


Torre Reformador, Guatamala City, Guatamala, height: 75 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0015666 )


Petrinska Rozhledna, Prague, Czech, height: 60 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0015664 )


Joseph's Cross, Stollberg, Germany, height: 38 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0014337 )


Gehrenberg Tower, Markdorf, Germany, height: 30 metres ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehrenberg_Tower )


Belvedere Observation Tower, Mulhouse, France, height: 20 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0013694 )


Salzgitter Bismarck Tower, Salzgitter, Germany , height: 17 metres ( http://www.bismarcktuerme.de/website...ers/salzg.html )

For comparision, a picture of the original


Do you know further examples. Please consider the upper mentioned criteria and post, if possible a picture!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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You forgot theses ones:

Effeil Tower Replica. Paris, Texas


Effeil Tower Replica. Paris, Tennessee


Paris Hotel and Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada

list of Eiffel Tower Replika

* Hôtel-casino Paris Las Vegas: 165m (scale 1:2).
* Shenzhen, China: 100m (scale 1:3).
* Paramount's Kings Island, Ohio: 100m (scale 1:3).
* Paramount's Kings Dominion, Virginia: 84m (scale 1:3.59).
* Slobozia, Roumanie: 54m.
* Parizh, Russia: 50m.
* Epcot center, Florida: 23m (scale 1:13).
* Paris, Texas: 20m.
* Technology Museum of Georgia, Atlanta, Géorgia:11,50 m (Meccano)
* Satteldorf, Germany: ???
* Paris, Tennessee: 7,6m.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #3
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@eomer: These towers are scale models of Eiffel Tower, while the towers I show have structural elements of Eiffel Tower, but their designers did not want to built a replica.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #4
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I wonder how many were inspired by (and not copies of) Tour Eiffel?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #5
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In my opinion, this was no wonder. Eiffel Tower is from characteristic shape and it kept the record as world's tallest structure for more than 40 years and was at time of completion even nearly twice taller than the second tallest structure on earth.
Than it was a structure of a "new technology", as it is an iron lattice tower and not a brick tower. Before Eiffel Tower only a few small lattice towers were built.
Further Eiffel Tower was a monument of technological progress.

So it is no wonder, why its design inspired many enginners, especially in the time before World War I.

Which towers in North America are inspired from Eiffel Tower, but are no scale models?
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Old October 18th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #6
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagoya_TV_Tower
180 m, since 1954
quite different structure, but Eiffel-like outline
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Old October 18th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #7
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Even though they are not skyscrapers, some of these RULE because they show off structure.

Maybe the old Freedom Tower?

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Old October 18th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Joseph's Cross, Stollberg, Germany, height: 38 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0014337 )


Gehrenberg Tower, Markdorf, Germany, height: 30 metres ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehrenberg_Tower )

These are simple and not Eifel looking to me at all. And maybe we should ask, which one of the others mentioned was the inspiration for the Eifel tower?
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Old October 18th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #9
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you missed this one in Gomez Palacio Durango, Mexico

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Old October 19th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #10
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list of Eiffel Tower Replika

* Hôtel-casino Paris Las Vegas: 165m (scale 1:2).
* Shenzhen, China: 100m (scale 1:3).
* Paramount's Kings Island, Ohio: 100m (scale 1:3).
* Paramount's Kings Dominion, Virginia: 84m (scale 1:3.59).
* Slobozia, Roumanie: 54m.
* Parizh, Russia: 50m.
* Epcot center, Florida: 23m (scale 1:13).
* Paris, Texas: 20m.
* Technology Museum of Georgia, Atlanta, Géorgia:11,50 m (Meccano)
* Satteldorf, Germany: ???
* Paris, Tennessee: 7,6m.
The Americans are really in love with the Eiffel tower.

And is that one in russia?
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Old October 20th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #11
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Blackpool Tower, UK
Built in 1894
Height: 158 m (518 ft)
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 01:39 AM   #12
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This is the closest thing Vancouver has...


From... www.flash-screen.com


From... www.bearspage.info/h/tra/ca/bc/va/sea.html

It currently is not still standing however as the building it is sitting on has been demolished and a new project is going in there. The tower and sign will be refurbished and put back on site once the current project construction is complete.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 12:30 PM   #13
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list of Eiffel Tower Replika

* Hôtel-casino Paris Las Vegas: 165m (scale 1:2).
* Shenzhen, China: 100m (scale 1:3).
* Paramount's Kings Island, Ohio: 100m (scale 1:3).
* Paramount's Kings Dominion, Virginia: 84m (scale 1:3.59).
* Slobozia, Roumanie: 54m.
* Parizh, Russia: 50m.
* Epcot center, Florida: 23m (scale 1:13).
* Paris, Texas: 20m.
* Technology Museum of Georgia, Atlanta, Géorgia:11,50 m (Meccano)
* Satteldorf, Germany: ???
* Paris, Tennessee: 7,6m.
That map is hilarious. It's like whoever made started drawing boundaries and then said, To hell with this shit, and just gave up.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:42 PM   #14
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I wouldn't say it's that similar to the Eiffel Tower, but here's an example in Melbourne - the spire of the Victorian Arts Centre:




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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #15
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what do you think of this tower in Berlin? Which of your criterios is not fullfilled? I know, it's out of the usual proportions of the Eiffel-tower, but I see no fundamental difference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funkturm_Berlin

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Old November 6th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #16
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Blackpool Tower, UK
Built in 1894
Height: 158 m (518 ft)
Ah, the Blackpool Tower. How many times did I go up there when I was little? Happy memories!

Clearly inspired by the Eiffel, but not quite the same, in my opinion.
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Old November 6th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #17
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what do you think of this tower in Berlin? Which of your criterios is not fullfilled? I know, it's out of the usual proportions of the Eiffel-tower, but I see no fundamental difference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funkturm_Berlin

I've never seen that one before. Interesting.

Even more interesting though is the girl in your avatar. Is she your girlfriend, fettekatz? She's gorgeous!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #18
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I've never seen that one before. Interesting.

Even more interesting though is the girl in your avatar. Is she your girlfriend, fettekatz? She's gorgeous!
haha.... regrettably no

She is a german actress, Anna Maria Mühe.

You know my girlfriend mustn't know I have this avatar
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #19
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You forgot this one in Tianducheng, China:



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A small lattice tower in the town filiatra, in Peloponnese.
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