The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.


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The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.

Believe it or not, the Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be in Barcelona. But thinking the thing would end up looking like an eyesore, the city rejected Gustave Eiffel's plans, and he was forced to repitch the project elsewhere. Luckily, Eiffel found a home for his idea in Paris, where the Tower could serve as the main archway for the 1889 International Exposition.


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