26 Feb '15, 5am

Eiffel Tower outfitted with twin wind turbines

Eiffel Tower outfitted with twin wind turbines

When you think about it, the Eiffel Tower is the perfect world monument in which to install a pair of wind turbines. While the installation was no doubt challenging (it involved hoisting the turbines into place with ropes), engineers were able to discreetly tuck away the two UGE VisionAir5 units behind the World Heritage Site’s iron latticework frame, largely hidden away out of sight and not marring the tower’s profile. The turbines, which operate silently, are also painted in the tower’s bronze-ish hue to help them further meld inconspicuously into the structure.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/blogs/eiffel-towe...

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