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28-03-2008
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I am glad they are not remodelling it!

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28-03-2008
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i say "eww"

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er .. so it's not real ? this is fake ?
can anyone bring in an article stating this.. ?

i kind of like it the design nevertheless
like an alien plant or hell insect..

like something to see in the animated campaign for ss 08 prada

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from a real good source - le moniteur :

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Un "vrai-faux" projet pour les 120 ans de la Tour Eiffel

Comment un cabinet d'architectes parisien ayant imaginé une extension de la tour Eiffel est accusé d'avoir lancé un canular.

Pour célébrer le 120e anniversaire de la Tour Eiffel, érigée en 1889 à l'occasion de l'exposition universelle de Paris, la Société d'exploitation de la Tour Eiffel a lancé un concours sur la restructuration de la réception du public et l'accès à la tour.
Sans participer directement à ce concours, l'agence Serero Architectes a décidé de plancher sur le projet en élargissant sa réflexion à l'ensemble de la tour. Ainsi est née l'idée d'une plate-forme en kevlar d'une tonne qui pourrait s'ajouter au monument. Le projet, qui étendrait la surface de la plateforme de 300 m² à 580 m², est alors publié sur le site de l'agence.
L'histoire aurait pu s'arrêter là si le très sérieux quotidien britannique "The Guardian" n'avait pas annoncé dans son édition de lundi que Serero Architectes avait "gagné le concours pour réaménager les espaces publics de la tour". Aussitôt, l'information fait le tour des rédactions et de la blogosphère.
La Société d'exploitation de la Tour Eiffel a bien évidemment démenti cette fausse information tandis que le cabinet d'architectes est accusé de s'être fait un bon coup de pub en lançant un canular sur le net. "Cette histoire est assez incroyable. Nous avons simplement réalisé un projet, en dehors du cadre du concours pour l'aménagement du rez-de-chaussée. Nous l'avons présenté le 11 mars dernier à la Société d'exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, puis mis des images sur notre site deux jours après. Pour nous, ça s'arrête là" explique-t-on à l'agence.
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A " truth-faux" project for the 120 years of the Eiffel Tower How a cabinet d' architects Parisian having imagined an extension of the Eiffel tower is marked d' to have launched a hoax. To celebrate the 120e birthday of the Eiffel Tower, set up in 1889 with l' occasion of l' World Fair of Paris, the Company d' exploitation of the Eiffel Tower launched a contest on the reorganization of the reception of the public and l' access to the tower. Without taking part directly in this contest, l' Serero Architectes arranges decided floor on the project by widening its reflexion with l' together of the tower. Thus was born l' idea d' a platform in kevlar d' a ton which could s' to add to the monument. The project, which would extend the surface of the platform of 300 m ² to 580 m ², is then published on the site of l' arranges. L' history could s' to stop there if the very serious British daily newspaper " The Guardian" n' had not announced in its edition of Monday that Serero Architectes had " gained the contest to refit public spaces of the tour". At once, l' information makes the turn of the draftings and the blogosphère. The Company d' exploitation of the Eiffel Tower obviously contradicted this false information while the cabinet d' architects is accused of s' to be made a skilled of pub while launching a hoax on the Net. " This history is rather incredible. We simply carried out a project, apart from the framework of the contest for l' installation of the ground floor. Us l' presented last on March 11 to the Company d' exploitation of the Eiffel Tower, then put images on our site two days afterwards. For us, that s' stop là" explain one with l' arranges.

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Ahh good. I didnt want to go to Paris and find this <thing> there.

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EDIT: thank god its a joke ~~~~ i m grateful.LOL


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aw, too bad it's only a hoax

no matter how ugly it is, and it is rather weird...i was still excited to walk around on those "dna" things
it is so ugly it is actually kinda cool haha

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Oh No. Please No
This Really Does Look Horrible.
Does Not Look Like It Anymore.
Please No,


UPDATE: THANK GOD; IT WAS A JOKE

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Oh, I love Babel Fish. The way they translate things, you might as well be reading the text in its original language.

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lol it looked so bad!

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WOW I feel dumb for believing that haha! I thought it would be kind of strange that the French would change something so traditionally French.

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definitely a relief to hear that this was a hoax

it looked like they put a little hat on the top of the tower and just didn't look very French to me..

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