The London Eiffel Tower Plans
July 11, 2012
An architectural competition was held in 1890 to build a tower inspired by the One in Paris, and 68 designs were submitted.
Watkin’s Tower was a partially completed building in London, England, UK. It was marketed as the “Great Tower of London”.
Inspired by the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Sir Edward Watkin proposed the construction of a taller tower in Wembley Park, London.
The park opened to the public in 1896, though construction of the tower had not surpassed the first stage at approximately 47 metres (154 ft). Over the next few years, the construction company experienced problems financing the project and went into voluntary liquidation in 1899. Work stopped, and the tower was never completed.
Some of the Other Designs: