Replica at Barra World
This is a very amazing copy of the Eiffel Tower! It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in front of Barra World Shopping and Park, a shopping center. It is not badly reproduced at all, of a very large size, but it is ensuites in the middle of Haussmann buildings very surprising in this country of Latin America. No doubt the promoters wanted to highlight France, and what better emblem than using the Eiffel Tower?
This tower is well reproduced, it is perhaps a little too dentellée on its upper part, but the lower part is well reproduced, especially the stages, difficult to make. What is wrong is the curvature of the tower that bends in the middle of the upper part, while on the real tower it starts pyramid from the 2nd floor. A small defect quickly forgiven given the quality of this reproduction.
Replica at Bauru
Bauru, in the province of São Paulo, has in the city center a copy of the Eiffel Tower very stylized. It does not want to be a true copy but rather a proposal for modernization of this tower. Much more flared at its base, it rises to the sky by a succession of stages more and more inclined. One of the original elements is the fact that the pillars meet at the 3rd floor, while the real tower is the 2nd, which leaves this 3rd floor still low enough to make a 4th floor that was not actually materialized.
Replica of Brasilia
The city of Brasilia has built a rather ordinary radio and television pylon that some compare to the Eiffel Tower. Let us leave it then in the copies of the monument, but the resemblance is still quite far away. They share the fact of being a metal architecture and to be visited, with an observation platform at 74m altitude that attracts 300,000 visitors per year. The pylon, in total, still measures 224m high, it is the tallest building in the city.
Replica of Rio Claro
Rio Claro is a city in the province of São Paulo, Brazil. It has a large and very pleasant park in which the visitor can see this imitation of the Eiffel Tower. We feel that it was made by professionals, but that it was not a question of reproducing it in exactly the same way, just to mark a symbol in this place.
It has a generally correct shape, the spacing of the pillars, the height of the floors is good, and there are even some decorative elements of the first floor. By cons, the 2nd and 3rd floor are missing, and especially it is made of simple metal bars, such as an electric pylon for example, where the Eiffel Tower is made of a kind of metal lace. It must still be appreciated because it deserves it, even if it does not postulate the position of the most beautiful imitation of the world. It measures about twenty meters high, roughly.
Replica of Santos Dumont
The city of Santos Dumont in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, also has its Eiffel Tower. It is 7m high for a scale of 1:50 th. This city was formerly called Palmira, it was the hometown of Alberto Santos Dumont, a famous Franco-Brazilian aviator. This replica was built in 2001 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the flight of the aviator around the Eiffel Tower, hence the presence of a small airship hanging on top.
This replica with an originality about its sisters: It was reproduced as it was in 1889, at the time of its construction. And the bet is successful, this replica is really well done. What marks the most are the galleries of the first floor, with arches, architectural elements that were removed in 1936 during a renovation. The campanile is also reproduced as it was at the time, although this summit is not the most successful. Otherwise, the rest is not bad because: Proportion, curvature of the pillars, spreading floors, etc.
Replica of Umuarama
It is in Umuarama, in the state of Paraná (Brazil) that we find this superb replica of the Eiffel Tower. Why is she here? Who built it? It is unknown, but the panel at his feet on which we see the word "Paris" is reminiscent of a kind of commercial area specifically French which would have needed a strong symbol. Of course, the Eiffel Tower was chosen.
This replica is rather successful: Its pillars are indeed paraléllipipèdes (It is rare, mostly only the outer sides are made), the floors are very worked, to reproduce the decorations under the sides of the floors, and the lattices are perfectly reproduced. Only the summit is strangely missed: It does not correspond to the current reality of the tower, or the bell tower that was created at its inauguration in 1889. Congratulations to the designers of this very successful imitation.