Copies, replicas and reproductions of the Eiffel Tower in United-Kingdom


Copies of the Eiffel tower in the United-Kingdom

Replica of Blackpool

Replica of Blackpool


Unlike the New Brighton tower, the Blackpool tower is much more similar. It was built by the Isle of Man's Standard Contract and Debenture Corporation, which proposed to erect two towers: one at Blakpool, the other on the Isle of Man. But the company had difficulties and had to build only one, so this one. It was designed by architects Maxwell and Tuke, who had worked together for the New Brighton tower.

This tower is quite similar to the Eiffel Tower, or rather it is a mix between floors. Indeed, like the Eiffel Tower, it has 4 pillars that rise to the sky curving. Like it, the pillars are composed of a square cross-section, regularly associated with the other pillars by horizontal sets of spacers. Like her, her upper floor is a large rectangle containing an observation gallery and radio and television antennas. But it differs in the fact that the Eiffel Tower joins its 4 pillars at the 2nd floor, while here they do not join, as if there was a mix between the first 2 floors and the 3rd.

Replica of New Brighton

Replica of New Brighton

New Brighton

The New Brighton Tower is a tower in New Brighton, Merseyside, UK, as its name suggests. It does not exist nowadays. Its construction was completed in 1900 and it was demolished voluntarily in 1921, so it is quite contemporary to the Eiffel Tower.

Measuring 173m tall, more than half of the Parisian tower, she has only a vague resemblance to her. It has 8 pillars joined by regularly spaced platforms which leads to a floor serving as an observation post. The resemblance to the Eiffel Tower lies essentially in the adoption of an arched campanile, as was the case at the time for the Eiffel Tower. The English have few memories of this tower.

The Watkin's Tower

The Watkin's Tower

Watkin's tower

The Watkin's tower is a tower that was originally supposed to be taller than the Eiffel Tower, it was to measure 350m high. Coming out of an international competition with some particularly crazy proposals, it was Watkin's project that stood out. It must have been an octagonal tower but at the time of construction the calculations were redone for a square-based tower, like the Eiffel Tower. Construction began in 1891 but it stopped as the first floor was built, for some reason. In 1907 this structure was demolished.

It was built in Wembley, a suburb of London. For more information, visit the this page.

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