What might skyscrapers look like in the future?
The Eiffel Tower is of particular interest here, not because it’s new, but because it’s so old. The Eiffel Tower has been a sideshow freak and also a treasured icon. It has been the steely product of the white-hot forge of high technology, and also a cherished antique. From its very birth, the Tower had admirers who wished it immortality, and even today, you could find a few Parisians who despise it, resent it, and wish it were gone. The steel and rivets Eiffel left may not change much, but we do. Then we surprise ourselves with our own perversity, gather the cards to our chests, and we pick up where we left off. All in the fullness of time.

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