I would wager that Gustave Eiffel would approve the recently proposed upgrades to his marvel of engineering. He dared to imagine a new structure for a new era. French architecture studio Moatti- Rivière is taking the idea into the new millennium. The firm is renovating one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower. The project includes a new first floor for the aging icon and it will also be updated with many new sustainable features such as solar, hydraulic and wind power.
If renovating the Eiffel Tower seems sacrilegious, consider this, the Ginger Group wants to plant 600,000 plants on the structure, making it a giant carbon-devouring tree.
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