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Peter Eudenbach’s Eiffel Ferris wheel

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Tours de Revolutions by Peter Eudenbach (2007).

Built to commemorate the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower inspired Ferris to create a revolving wrought iron marvel to surpass it. Twenty years later Duchamp’s love of Ferris Wheels led to the first readymade and caused a revolution in art. Tours de Revolution is a Ferris wheel made of Eiffel towers, bringing this famous landmark full circle.

And speaking of Gustave Eiffel’s monument, Google Maps now has very clear views of central Paris. That snaking line of people is the queue to use one of the lifts.

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Previously on { feuilleton }
City of Light
Paris V: Details
Enormous structures II: Tatlin’s Tower

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Eroom Nala

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    How soon before they start selling these as children’s toys?
    I’m reminded of the Lavender Hill Mob and the gold disguised as miniature Eiffel Towers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender_Hill_Mob

    Somehow I don’t think a similar construction using say the Sydney Harbour Bridge would be as interesting

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge

    ;-)

  2. #2 posted by John

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    I’d be happy to see this built full-size although I suspect it wouldn’t work at a larger scale. Paris is absolutely full of Eiffel Tower reproductions, they’re everywhere you go.

  3. #3 posted by Trev

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