La Tour Eiffel végétale
Today in the Figaro newspaper, we found out about an impressive new project which aims to cover the whole of the Eiffel Tower in more than 600,000 plants and is set to be put into place in 2012.
Exactly like the front of the building of the Musée du Quai Branly, which is opposite the huge Parisian landmark, The Eiffel Tower (nicknamed Dame de Fer, the Iron Lady), will be covered for four years in (starting from June 2012) and will weigh an extra 378 tonnes. There is a budget of 72 million euros to make the tower look like a giant tree.
The project, which is led by engineering group Ginger, construction firm Vinci and architect Claude Bucher for SETE (the company that run the tower), will also include covering the tower in LED lights so that it can continue to light up the Parisian skyline and dazzle us with its beauty.
Discover more on the Figaro.
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