Metallic tower of Fourviére

Lyon, France

The Tour métallique de Fourvière (Metallic tower of Fourvière), a landmark of Lyon, is a steel framework tower which bears a striking resemblance to the Eiffel Tower, which predates it by three years. With a height of 85.9 metres and weight of 210 tons, the 'metallic tower' was built between 1892 and 1894.

During the Exposition universelle of 1914 in Lyon it had a restaurant and an elevator capable of taking 22 people up to the summit. Although used as an observation tower until November 1, 1953, nowadays it serves as a television tower and is not accessible to the public. At 372m, it is the highest point in Lyon.



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    shah nawaz (18 months ago)
    No option to go inside the tower. U can go there by fevicular metro lines f2 or by climbing steps.
    Ajendra Pratap (2 years ago)
    From a distance looks like the smaller version of the Eiffel Tower. Beautifully lit at night time.
    Pwell L. aus D. (2 years ago)
    What you see is what you get.
    AlSayed Mohammed (2 years ago)
    Looks alot better from the distance than up close
    Michael Rainerson (6 years ago)
    Seeing this tower was my best experience; ever. The Eiffel tower is just a rip-off. Its the best thing ever build out of metal. The perfect symbiosis of metal and tower penetrates the sky like no other object created by mankind. The only bad thing is the Notre dame de fouviere blocking the view and distracting.
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