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Published 5 years ago with 4 Comments

Proposed tower for the 1937 Paris Exposition: Phare du Monde

Towering almost half a mile above the ground, dwarfing such gigantic structures as the Empire State Building and the Eiffel tower, a huge concrete tower 2300 feet high, surmounted with a beacon and built with a spiral ramp for autos to climb up its sides, stuns the imagination with its vastness.

  • It is the design of the French engineer, M. Freyssinet, intended for the 1937 Paris Exhibition. He estimates the cost at less than half the Eiffel Tower, or in the neighborhood of $2,500,000. It will be called the “Phare du Monde,” or Lighthouse of the World- The project appears far removed from the visionary and a new all-time “high” in buildings seems in a fair way to being achieved.

 

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  • darvinhg
    +4

    Not sure about you guys, but to me this looks ridiculously dangerous for cars and pedestrians.

    • drunkenninja
      +3

      Not to mention the insane amount of traffic and general pointlessness of driving up that type of a structure in a car. Dreams will be dreams I guess.

      • grandtheftsoul
        +2

        Haha an elevator would probably be a lot more effective.

  • hxxp
    +1

    Sweet looking cars!

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