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As one of the most iconic and recognisable structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been the inspiration for the creation of over 50 similar towers around the world. Most are not exact replicas, though there are many like it.

Video Eiffel Tower replicas and derivatives

Replicas of known height

The Eiffel Tower was an inspiration for the Blackpool Tower in Blackpool, England, which proved that a tower could be a profitable tourist attraction. The Blackpool Tower was originally the idea of the Standard Contract and Debenture Corporation, based in the Isle of Man, who proposed the erection of two towers, one in Blackpool and one in the Isle of Man and sold shares to potential investors, including many prominent Blackpool families. When the corporation got into financial difficultly John Bickerstaffe stopped the scheme from collapsing and ensured the scheme was a success. The Blackpool Tower, though one of the oldest, is not a true replica of the Eiffel Tower and differs from the Paris tower in a number of ways: it is approximately half the height of the Eiffel Tower (158 m compared to 324 m), it is not freestanding and the base contains buildings which house entertainments including the Tower Circus and Ballroom, making it in itself one of the most unique replica-like Towers in the world. It was also designed by the British architects Maxwell and Tuke who designed a number of towers including New Brighton.

Other Eiffel-inspired towers are listed in the table in descending order of scale and height:

Maps Eiffel Tower replicas and derivatives

Replicas of unknown height

  • Restaurant "Anija" in Janjevë, Kosovo has a replica 10 times smaller than the real one on their garden.
  • On the roof of the catering company Rungis Express in Meckenheim 50°38?34.13?N 7°01?14.02?E and Satteldorf 49°10?56.0?N 10°04?28.9?E, Germany
  • Centerpiece of the Falconcity of Wonders -- a planned new development project in Dubai, UAE, featuring seven modern wonders of the world (planned). 25°5?43.8?N 55°20?31.5?E (approximate coordinates)
  • Inwa?d Miniature Park, Inwa?d, Poland
  • Model in the Grüner Ring a park in central, Hamburg, Germany
  • Model in the First World Plaza shopping mall in Genting Highlands, Malaysia
  • Aktau, Kazakhstan -- model at the front of the office of Oil Construction Company
  • Satteldorf near Crailsheim, Germany. On the top of a company building 49°10?55.84?N 10°04?29.41?E
  • Apach, France, on the border with Germany and near the border with Luxembourg 49°27?59?N 06°22?18?E
  • Da Lat, Vietnam. Designed to be used as Viettel telecommunications tower11°56?14.12?N 108°26?18.58?E
  • Bloemfontein, South Africa, in an industrial area next to Batho suburb. 29.1467°S 26.2169°E / -29.1467; 26.2169 (Bloemfontein Eiffel Tower)
  • Barra World Shopping & Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Model in Minimundus, a miniature park in Klagenfurt, Austria (1:25 scale)
  • Model around 2 metres high in Breil, Maine-et-Loire, France
  • Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - model about 3 metres high outside pet store
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - model, about 10 metres tall, outside French goods store on Furmanov Street.
  • Stellenbosch, South Africa - model, about 9 metres tall, inside Dagbreek residence on Victoria Street.
  • Paris, Arkansas, at a park situated near the town's center, most likely standing at 25 feet tall, but not confirmed.
  • Pretoria, South Africa - model, about 6 metres tall, inside Boekenhout residence.
  • Guadalajara, Mexico - About 20 metres tall, on a church-esplanade, on peripheral-street, at the margin of Barranca de Oblatos. [2]
  • Model next to the Napa County, California Superior Courthouse) in Napa, California, USA, built in France. [3]
  • Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sainshand, Mongolia. Painted pink, in the town center 44°53?31.52?N 110°8?19.05?E. [4]
  • Yushan, Ma'anshan, Anhui, China - in a park containing replicas of other world wonders.
  • Hartebeespoort, South Africa - At French Toast restaurant.
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the Devenshire Apartment Complex, which occupies the site of the former International Village tourist attraction. 39.7633038°N 77.2674908°W / 39.7633038; -77.2674908
  • Queens, New York, on the roof of Paris Suites Hotel. Visible from adjacent Long Island Expressway 40.738297°N 73.85049°W / 40.738297; -73.85049
  • Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Paris motel, on the road from Culiacán to Guamuchil 24.837769°N 107.437894°W / 24.837769; -107.437894
  • Eiffel Tower in Beijing World Park, near 39.809333°N 116.281°E / 39.809333; 116.281
  • At Centre Français de Berlin, model about 15 metres tall. 52°33?30?N 13°20?19?E

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These replicas are of unknown height.

See also: Media related to Replicas of the Eiffel Tower at Wikimedia Commons

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