Eiffel Tower Replica: Paris, Tennessee
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.