Group Plans to Transform Eiffel Tower Into a Giant Tree

A group in Paris has intentions of converting the Eiffel Tower into a giant metallic tree by covering it in over 600,000 plants. They hope to accomplish this by covering the structure in 12 tons of rubber tubing that would make way for the gradual addition of plants on the tower.

The idea comes from the Ginger Group that says this addition could remove 87.8 tons of carbon from the air of Paris. Estimated to cost around $97 million, the plant covering would add 378 tons of weight to the tower and have its own irrigation system. Of course, the plan is far from fruition, but it is creative ideas like this that keep the world going round.

Via Reuters, Inhabitat

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