POMPANO BEACH—It's a lofty ambition, but two developers
want to rival Paris by building two replicas of the Eiffel Tower in
The developers have presented plans for two 105-story towers,
shaped just like the French landmark, that would house restaurants,
condo units, a hotel and parking garages. One would straddle a
section of A1A along the beach just south of Northeast Second
Street. The other, just south of Northeast Third Street east of the
highway, would house the museum of the International Swimming Hall
of Fame—if it ever moves to Pompano Beach.
Via Tevis.net, Paris
Beach side residents who heard of the plan threatened to secede from the
city over the plans so much they detest the idea. But that's nothing new.
Paris residents protested the construction of the original Eiffel Tower and
it was almost dismantled in 1909. And in New York the construction of the
World Trade Center was also met with protest of outraged residents but in
both cases, the controvertial towers soon became the icons for their
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