Eiffel Tower Turns 125 Today: Can You ID the Real One?

Posted Mar 31st 2014 01:03 PMUpdated Mar 31st 2014 01:25 PM

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Today marks the 125th birthday of Paris's Eiffel Tower. Erected for the 1889 World's Fair, Gustave Eiffel's controversial 324-meter structure (the tallest manmade object in the world at the time) was only supposed to last for 20 years. Not only has it endured, but it's inspired dozens of copycats -- and I'm not just talking about the trinkets for sale in finer souvenir stores throughout Paris.

According to Wikipedia (yes, that's just weak research), there are 35 replicas worldwide. Nine photos of Eiffel Towers follow. Can you ID the real one? The answer is at the end of the article.

1.
An Eiffel Tower
Zach Everson

2.
China Daily Life
Associated Press


3.
An Eiffel Tower
Associated Press

4.
An Eiffel Tower
Zach Everson

5.
An Eiffel Tower
MCT via Getty Images


6.
TO GO WITH
Getty


7.
Tower
Flickr/afloden


8.
An Eiffel Tower
Enrique Terrazas/AFP/Getty Images


9.
GREECE-FRANCE-OFFBEAT-EIFFEL TOWER
AFP/Getty Images

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Answer

The real Eiffel Tower is 4. Here are the identities of all of them:
1. Las Vegas Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Beijing World Park, Beijing, China
3. Guy running, New York City, New York
4. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
5. Paris, Texas Eiffel Tower; Paris; Texas
6. Eiffel Tower of Tiandu City Community, Hangzhou, China
7. Petřín Lookout Tower, Prague, Czech Republic
8. Eiffel Tower, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
9. Filiatra Eiffel Tower, Filiatra, Greece
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