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Old Posted Mar 30, 2013, 8:54 PM
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A vertical oriented wind turbine must be fixed on a rotable mount. Otherwise it cannot use well the wind. And by such a mount, its blades would destroy a zip line running from its pinnacle to the ground.

Interestingly the first transmission aerial system of Eiffel Tower was similiar to the proposed zip line

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Old Posted Apr 2, 2013, 4:16 PM
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Hideous!!! But I don't know if objectively or is it that just we are not used to it, maybe if it always were that way, we found it beautiful. Anyway, I thought immediately of the top of the Ivory Tower, from the Neverending Story movie



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Old Posted Jun 7, 2014, 9:48 AM
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This is one of the best projects I have ever seen. This would make The Eiffel Tower even more beautiful.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2014, 6:59 PM
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i love this idea, the views from the top of the tower would really rock!
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Hideous!!! But I don't know if objectively or is it that just we are not used to it, maybe if it always were that way, we found it beautiful. Anyway, I thought immediately of the top of the Ivory Tower, from the Neverending Story movie



Glad this did not actually happen with the Eiffel Tower, but I do hope that an Eiffel Tower replica with this design is built in another city like Djibouti City since Djibouti is hoping to become the next Dubai and Djibouti was once a French colony. The Eiffel Tower design with a hooverdisc would be an iconic landmark for Djibouti City, which currently has no recognizable landmarks.
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Hideous!!! But I don't know if objectively or is it that just we are not used to it, maybe if it always were that way, we found it beautiful. Anyway, I thought immediately of the top of the Ivory Tower, from the Neverending Story movie



Lol, was thinking the same thing when I saw the pics! I'm like all we need is to name the Princess and we're all set!
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 11:22 PM
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Even from an architectural concept point of view, this is awful. It doesn't look like you can occupy the edge of the extensions meaning this thing would fuck over your views down from observation deck. Fail all around.
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2020, 5:53 PM
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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...

Here, a few images:




And here are the links:
http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3108430&c=1
http://www.serero.com/
Even if it was a temporary extension, I think the Eiffel Tower should always be as it was built originally. This is a symbol of France which is known worldwide, and no one should change it. Imagine if it was decided to modify the Statue of Liberty... I'm pretty sure a lot of people wouldn't agree!
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