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Eiffel Tower Getting Huge Observation Deck Made of Kevlar Webbing

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Next year marks the 120th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. To celebrate, the French will be adding a gigantic webbed Kevlar observation deck to the top, doubling the size of the deck and making the Eiffel Tower look like some sort of alien space needle.

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The addition isn't permanent - don't worry, purists - but will be simply bolted in place and easily removed later. It's pretty amazing looking, a really interesting way of blending the past with the future. I like it. What say you? [Dwell via io9]

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The tower itself was temporary too.