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Eiffel Tower blueprints
December 29, 2009 11:43 AM   Subscribe

So you want to build your own Eiffel Tower. Then you'll need 7,300 tons of iron, 2.5 million rivets, and some blueprints. (You may also need a copyright lawyer.)
posted by Joe Beese (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ikea has a kit. Got it a couple of months ago, strapped it to the top of the car...thought I'd be able to do it in a weekend.

Bastards only included 2,499,999 rivets. Plus, I overtightened and broke the little hex key thing.
posted by PlusDistance at 11:48 AM on December 29, 2009 [13 favorites]


Is that how they did it in Vegas?
posted by ob at 12:21 PM on December 29, 2009


I thought big but they called it phallic, they didn't know it was panoramic.
posted by Elmore at 12:26 PM on December 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nah, I'll pass. I just know it'll be one of those projects that I start and then get bored with, and the half finished thing will sit in my back yard for the next ten years collecting bird-shit.

It'll be the Giza Pyramid garden shed fiasco all over again.

For the record, the Eiffel Tower view on Google Maps is one of my very favorites; I love that from an aerial perspective, it's hard to see what you are looking at, but the moment you notice the shadow, you know exactly where you are.
posted by quin at 1:58 PM on December 29, 2009


The Japanese seem to have bought that kit. (But I think theirs is made of steel, not iron.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:12 PM on December 29, 2009


Anyone want to buy the Eiffel tower?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:19 PM on December 29, 2009


In related news, I have a bridge in Brooklyn if anybody's interested.
posted by brundlefly at 2:21 PM on December 29, 2009


So you want to build your own Eiffel Tower.

I didn't. But now I do.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 3:25 PM on December 29, 2009


Odd. My mom (she's a technical director for a theatre) just told me over christmas that she found the plans for the eiffel tower online for a set she is making. I found it hard to believe that those would be so readily available in this current terrorist spooked world.
posted by djduckie at 9:40 PM on December 29, 2009


I found it hard to believe that those would be so readily available in this current terrorist spooked world.

Seems like it would be pretty hard to hide the basic structural plan of the Eiffel Tower from anyone allowed within a mile of it. Of course, ridiculously non-functional "security" has happened before, so that doesn't mean much.
posted by DU at 5:09 AM on December 30, 2009


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