Copies, replicas and reproductions of the Eiffel Tower in Bolivia


Copies of the Eiffel tower in Bolivia

Replique at Sucre

Replique at Sucre


Here is a copy of the Eiffel Tower far from the original! It is in the city of Sucre, Bolivia. This country has received several buildings built by Gustave Eiffel, including the central station of La Paz. The city of Sucre, at the beginning of the 20th century, ordered this strange tower from the contractor, so Gustave Eiffel designed it. It has been used for a time as a weather station, and it is installed in Bolivar Park.

The resemblance to the Parisian tower is not obvious ... It must be considered as a tower having nothing to do with the Eiffel Tower, then notice similarities: Thus the materials used are identical, the techniques of mounting too, with riveted braces for example. The two floors are reminiscent of the original tower, as are the four pillars whose curvature is similar to the decorative arches on the first floor. Finally there are two important elements that bring together the two towers, but that we have forgotten nowadays: The spiral staircase, now dismantled on the Eiffel Tower, and the campanile-shaped top, also replaced by a more classic, square peak. But at the time of the construction of this tower the similarities were more visible than today.

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All the copies of the Eiffel tower in the world


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