UPDATE: News of Paris-based Serero Architects’ installation at the top of the tower has been declared a hoax by La Societe d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE). I repeat Eiffel Tower Extension is a Fake!
Here is a fun idea, how can we get Parisians more passionate and worked up about their love/hate relationship with their most recognized and iconic symbol of French culture? Why, redesign it of course! Seriously, does anyone realize what sort of Pandora’s box of hell will be opened if this temporary re-design proposal from SERERO Architects for the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel gets approved and actually built? Fearless are the few brave souls willing to face the wrath of the French when and if this design to celebrate the 120th birthday of Gustave Eiffel’s original inspiration gets approved. Aiming to “create a temporary horizontal extension of the third floor of the tower in order to increase the quality of the access of the public as well as experiencing the fantastic 360 degrees sight of Paris.”, the designers project will extend the top floor plate of the tower by grafting a high performance carbon Kevlar structure on it. The structure will be temporarily bolted to the slab without requiring any modification of the existing structure. For our Yanko Design readers in France, we are merely the messengers. If you want to track down the actual culprits, we cowardly offer their names for your goon squads to do what they please. Antoine Bourdeau, Louisa Gouesnard, Dusanka Malicevic Yoichi Ozawa, Jean-Philippe Sanfourche, David Serero, Taichi Sunayama, Fabrice Zaini. God be with you!