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Eiffel Tower

Paris

France

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
April 19, 2004
December 14, 2017

Not only is the Eiffel Tower an iconic image of Paris, but it also is an active neighborhood place.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

The Eiffel TowerÍs best effect is that it radiates out over both sides of the Seine for quite a distance. With no skyscrapers in central Paris (except for the dreadful Tour Montparnasse), the Tower is a kind of compass, a landmark that is identifiable from almost any neighborhood in the city. Not only is it a great icon, but it is also an intensely active space at the base, on the Tower itself, and in the parks and streets that surround it. Catching a glimpse of the Tower from afar is a thrill, but its influence on the immediate surroundings is even more impressive.

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