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16 Roadside Architectural Wonders

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Eiffel Tower Replica: Paris, Tennessee
This Eiffel Tower Replica in Paris, Tennessee, was made out of Douglas fir, steel rods, and lots of volunteer labor.
This Eiffel Tower Replica in Paris, Tennessee, was made out of Douglas fir, steel rods, and lots of volunteer labor.
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Originally masterminded in 1993 by members o­f the engineering department at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, Tennessee, this 60-foot Eiffel Tower consists of 500 pieces of Douglas fir, 6,000 steel rods and 10,000 hours of volunteer labor.

The university donated it to Paris, Tennessee, after the city organized a "Paris U.S.A." promotion 1991 in conjunction with the 14 other U.S. cities named Paris.

The tower was dismantled at the CBU campus, transported to Paris, and reassembled there for a dedication in 1993.

See the next section for another tribute to European architecture.