Dubai will be home to two replicas of Paris Eiffel Tower
India also will be building one replica as tribute to Paris attack victims
By Parag Deulgaonkar
Published Friday, November 27, 2015
Dubai has already announced a mini world park and a mega development that will be home to the wonders of the world. Now, an Indian state is working on building the replica of iconic structures.
In fact, the West Bengal state government is constructing a scale model of the Eiffel Tower near Kolkata as a tribute to the victims of the recent Paris attacks.
The Indian Express newspaper has reported that the tower will be 55-metres high, which is about six times smaller than the iconic 324-metre structure in Paris. The foundation stone for the project, to be built by the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO), will be laid on November 28 at Eco Park.
The tower replica is going to be a part of the “Seven Wonders of the World” theme-park and will have Taj Mahal from India, Christ the Redeemer from Brazil, Chichen Itza from Mexico, the Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, Machu Picchu in Peru and the Colosseum in Rome had been chosen.
The replica will have two tiers where tourists can climb up to the observation room, at a height of 25 meters from the ground with an estimated 300 tonnes of steel being utilised for construction, the newspaper said.
Dubai announced a mega project called Falcon City of Wonders, which will feature structures based on the wonders of the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Light House of Alexandria.
In April 2015, Emirates 24|7 reported that Dubai Municipality will commence work on a ‘Mini World Park’, designed to showcase replicas of famous monuments from all over the world, after it finalises its location.
The park is the first of its kind in the Arab world and will display monuments such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, New York’s Empire State Building, the Canton Tower in China, Toronto’s CN Tower, Petronas Tower in Malaysia and the Swiss Re Tower in the City of London.