Copycat architecture isn't just popular in China, but everywhere around the world. Here are some of the weirdest replicas of the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower.
Tianducheng (also known as Little Paris), a weird copycat town near Shanghai, China
It was built by a Chinese real estate developer company built the perfect copies of some Parisian houses, the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower, of course. The place could be big enough to house 100,000 people, but there are only 2,000 inhabitants now.
The Grande Dame atop the Hotel Victory, Pristina, Kosovo
(via Quinn Dombrowski)
The original Statue of Liberty, the bronze model used by Fréderic Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the iconic statue, now in the Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens), Paris, France
(via Capitan Jen)
An 1:25 scale Eiffel tower in Mini-Europe, a park located near the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium
A Liberty with two dates on its tablet: July 4, 1776 (like the New York one) and July 14, 1789, the day of the storming of the Bastille, near the Grenelle Bridge in Paris, France
(via Wikimedia Commons)
Golden Sands Eiffel Tower, an 1:10 replica of the original in Varna, Bulgaria, erected in 2007
(via Roczi. B.)
A small America's Great Lady in a former US military station named Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines
An iron replica of the Statue of Liberty in Barrancas De Belgrano Square, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A sitting Lady with a Torch on a dome of a building of Museum of Ethnography and Art Crafts, decorated by Leandro Marconi, Lviv, Ukraine
Window of the World theme park with more than 100 reproductions of the most famous places and monuments around the world, including the 1:3 version of the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty in Shenzhen, China
A Mother of Exiles in front of the Museu da Imagem e do Som de Alagoas (Museum of Image and Sound of Alagoas) in Maceió, Brazil
(via Chris Scott)
Huaxi, the richest city in China (often called as the Village Of Knockoffs) with the copy of Capitolium and the Statue of Liberty on the top of its dome
(via Bert van Dijk)
The Lady of the Harbor and the Eiffel Tower in Minimundus, a miniature park with more than 150 1:25 miniatures on the Wörthersee, Klagenfurt, Austria
The Mother of Freedom near a restaurant in the village of Arrabe, Israel
A replica in an industrial area near Bloemfontein ("the city of roses"), the judicial capital of South Africa
(via Wikimedia Commons)
An 1:10 Eiffel Tower near the French Pavilion in the World Showcase section within Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, opened in 1982
An Aunt Liberty standing in a square of Cam Duoc (Cần Giuộc), in a heavily Việt cộng-infiltrated area, 30 miles south of Saigon, Vietnam.
"The town's administrators erected the statue to show their appreciation for American values and aid." – according to the original
A sixth of the original near Slobozia, Romania
(via Mania's Done)
The 1:38 scale model of Eiffel Tower in Montmartre, Saskatchewan, Canada, built in 2009 within only two and a half months.
"We have the name, we have the tower. We are the Paris of the Prairies." – said Patsy Fisher, a village councillor of Montmartre, according to The Globe and Mail.
(via Prairie Dog Magazine)
A 115 ft (35 m) high Spirit of American Independence in Heide Park Resort, a theme park in Soltau, Germany
Falconity of Wonders, a project being built in Dubai since 2005. It was delayed in 2009, but the work will be resumed in the next months. The complex will feature life-size replicas of the seven wonders of the world and some of the most famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower.
(via Misfits Architecture)
The 1:16 scale Eiffel Tower with a red cowboy hat, constructed in 1993
(via J. Stephen Conn)
A replica of the Green Goddess at New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
(via Wikimedia Commons)
An 1:6 Eiffel tower in Durango, Mexico, donated to the city by the local French community
(via Dee Kincke)
A 17 ft (5.1 m) replica of the Statue of Liberty from the top of the Liberty Shoe factory, demolished in 2002, placed on a pedestal in 2008, Leicester, England
A temporary Statue of Liberty at former Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, 1996
(via Robert Schediwy)
The 1:5 replica of the Eiffel Tower in the village of Parizh, Russia, built in 2005. It serves as a cellular network station.
Paris Las Vegas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
When the scale model of the Eiffel Tower was designed, it was planned to be full scale, but the airport was too close and the tower had to be shrunk. The scale is approximately 1:2. – according to Wikipedia.
A replica of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in Vardhman Fantasy, an amusement park in Mumbai, India
Bonus: The Great Tower of London
Some Englishmen adored the Eiffel Tower, which was erected in Paris for the 1889 World's Fair, so they wanted to have their own in London. In the next year they've held a contest to design the Great Tower Of London. This one obtained the First Prize (500 Guineas, now $835):