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Eiffel Tower in popular culture

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Tour Eiffel by Robert Delaunay (1926) in his Eiffel Tower series

The Eiffel Tower has appeared frequently in works of fiction because of its iconic nature. Movie critic Roger Ebert has noted in his online column that no matter where in Paris a film scene is set the Eiffel Tower will be visible in the background.[1]

Major plot element[edit]

In some cases the tower is the key plot element or a significant plot element.

  • 1949 In The Man on the Eiffel Tower, the tower plays a central role.
  • 1951 In The Lavender Hill Mob, models of the tower are central to the plot, and the climax takes place on the real tower.
  • 1960 In Zazie dans le Métro a chase scene takes place on the stairs and crossbars of the tower.
  • 1980 John Denis' novel The Hostage Tower (based on an idea by Alistair MacLean) features an audacious scheme to capture the tower and use the threat of its destruction to extort millions from the French government. The story was adapted into a telemovie of the same name.
  • 1985 The James Bond film A View to a Kill contains a scene in the tower, including scenes in the Jules Verne restaurant there (filmed elsewhere), a fight on the stairway, and a BASE jump off the top of the tower as Bond (played for the last time by Roger Moore) chased a masked assassin who had just killed the French detective that Bond was meeting with (the killer was later revealed as May Day, played by Grace Jones). The video for the title song feature the members of Duran Duran as assassins and spies in or around the tower. [1]
  • 1987 An episode of The Real Ghostbusters entitled "The Ghostbusters in Paris" had the tower become haunted, causing a French government official to go to New York and enlist the help of the Ghostbusters. They later realize that Eiffel developed the tower to trap ghosts, making the Eiffel Tower the world's largest "ghost containment unit". By story's end, the ghosts were transmitted to the Ghostbuster's Primary Containment Unit back in New York, essentially de-haunting the Tower.
  • 1991 In Company Business, the climatic showdown between the two protagonists and a group of murderous C.I.A. and KGB agents occurred in and out of the tower's elevators.
  • 1995 In the third-season finale of Highlander: The Series, "Finale part 2", Duncan MacLeod defeats the Immortal Kalas atop the tower.
  • 2003 In Le Divorce the tower's elevators, stairways and various levels are seen extensively as one character pursues another near the end of the film. The tower is featured on the movie promo poster and is also mentioned in a purported tour guide for the tower audible in the soundtrack.
  • 2003 The song is featured in Britney Spears song "Toxic".
  • 2006 The plot of Night of the New Magicians from the Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope Osborne had the protagonists searching the 1889 World's Fair beneath the newly constructed Eiffel Tower for Alexander Graham Bell, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, and Gustave Eiffel, who had all gathered atop the tower.[2]
  • 2007 Featured in Rush Hour 3 as the climax battle. Portions of the fight was actual footage of the famous landmark, whilst other sequences were replicated built sets.
  • 2007 The plot of the mystery Murder on the Eiffel Tower: A Victor Legris Mystery by Claude Izner involves a murder on the tower, during the Paris Exposition of 1889.[3]
  • 2013 The Eiffel Tower is featured and parodied in the Kickstarter-funded low-budget animated feature film, Dick Figures: The Movie, based on and apart of the animated web series, Dick Figures. The very top of the tower is where the second piece of the ancient sword the main characters set out to retrieve is.
  • 2013 BioShock Infinite Elizabeth's, dream was to go to Paris. many shots of the tower were used in the game. And its sequel Burial at Sea Episode Two.
  • 2013 In Paris, the construction of the Eiffel Tower plays a significant role.
  • 2015 In Tomorrowland, the protagonists travel to the tower to access an inter-dimensional travel capsule.

Destruction of the tower[edit]

In a notable subtype, the action of all or part of the work centers around the real or threatened destruction of the tower.

  • 1965 In The Great Race Jack Lemmon's character Professor Fate misfires a cannon, which causes the tower's collapse at the end of the film.
  • 1981 In the original version of The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, a prediction of World War III includes the tower collapsing when Paris is destroyed.
  • 1986 In the Rambo: The Force of Freedom episode, "Exercise in Terror" General Warhawk has Sergeant Havoc and Nomad threaten to blow up the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1992 In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Tower of Power", Krang has a giant electromagnet, and wants to use it to pull the Technodrome from its Dimension X asteroid location by using the Eiffel Tower as an antenna. The Eiffel Tower begins to be pulled loose from its foundations and towards the dimensional portal. At the last minute, Donatello destroys the generator and the Eiffel Tower falls down to the ground undamaged.[4]
  • 1992 In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Rust Never Sleeps", Bebop and Rocksteady blast metals with Krangs "oxidizer rocket". The "oxidizer rocket" was originally planned by Krang to use to send the Technodrome to Earth, and when it failed, Krang thinks that it can be used by threatening to rust metal if the people don't surrender to Krang and Shredder. Even the Eiffel Tower gets blasted, and begins to collapse from rust. In the end, Donatello reverses Krang's device to turn the metals back to normal.[5]
  • 1993 In the book The Sweetest Fig by Chris Van Allsburg, the tower is bent/drooped over from some unknown event. The tower is mentioned as being repaired/rebuilt to its normal shape later on.
  • 1995 In the real-time strategy game of Command & Conquer, the tower is one of four selectable targets for the Global Defense Initiative's hijacked Ion Cannon weapon, during the ending sequence of the Brotherhood of Nod campaign.
  • 1996 The tower appears in the Paris level in the PlayStation game Twisted Metal 2. The tower can be blown up using a remote bomb and falls as a bridge to other buildings.
  • 1999 In the French Sentai amateur series France Five, the destruction of the tower in the main objective of the evil empire Lexos, as it generates a barrier around the planet that keeps it from sending armies en masse.
  • 2002 In the 2002 one-shot comic book The Authority: Kev, the tower is as a missile to destroy an alien flagship.
  • 2004 In Godzilla: Final Wars, Kamacuras attacks the tower.
  • 2008 The History Channel's Life After People features the collapse of the tower around 200 years after the disappearance of humans, due to corrosion.
  • 2008 In National Geographic's Aftermath: Population Zero, the tower collapses in a similar matter to Life After People, but at a slightly slower rate of 230 years rather than 200. With corrosion from rainwater, ice and lightning strikes completely ravaging the upper half of the tower, and the iron is rusted through and teetering. A strong wind eventually collapses it, and falls into the new marsh on the River Seine that has flooded the remnants of Paris. After 1000 years, only its four legs remain standing while the collapsed portions have been covered in soil and vegetation.
  • 2008 In Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon, the tower (named the "Belleville Tower") is the site of a massive battle against oceanographer Henri Crosteau, who is in a giant squid-shaped robot and nearly destroys it in the process. The tower can also be destroyed by the player during free roam.
  • 2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra depicts the tower being destroyed by a rapidly expanding cloud of metal-eating nanomachines.
  • 2009 In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a colossal BLT sandwich got skewered on the tower like a toothpick.
  • 2010 In Emergency 2012: Quest for Peace, a mission begins with a cutscene involving a French news broadcast depicting the tower having collapsed to the side atop several buildings due to massive thunderstorms.
  • 2011 In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a mission ends with a convoy stopping short of the damaged Eiffel Tower.[6] An airstrike is called and the Tower topples into the river.[7]
  • 2011 In Metal Tornado, the tornado destroys part of the tower and flies into it.

Destruction of the city, or the world[edit]

In another notable sub-type, the tower and its destruction is used as a symbol of the real or threatened destruction of the city, or the world.

  • 1953 In The War of the Worlds, most (if not all) of Paris is destroyed by the Martian attack. The tower can be seen in ruin at the end of the film depicting the death of the Martians.
  • 1980 In Superman II, the tower (and the rest of Paris) are almost blown up by a terrorist nuclear bomb, and Lois Lane almost plunges to her death under its elevator. In the original 1977 script, one of the three supervillains, Non, was to destroy the tower with his heat vision.
  • 1984 The tower can be seen tilted in a ruined Paris in the TV series The Tripods.
  • 1996 The tower can be seen on television in Independence Day, as an alien destroyer approaches the tip of the structure.
  • 1996 In Mars Attacks!, the tower is melted/destroyed by Martians.
  • 1996 In Command & Conquer: Red Alert, if the player fails to stop a series of nuclear missiles from reaching Europe during the Allied campaign, a cutscene will play, showing a missile landing in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the foreground and detonating, creating an enormous mushroom cloud, and the Eiffel Tower can be seen melting before the heat of the blast.
  • 1997 In The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror VIII", the tower was used in the segment "The HΩmega Man" by the French government as a nuclear launch site to detonate a missile on Springfield.
  • 1997 In Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the tower is seen absorbed into Outworld but then reverts to its former Earthrealm state after Liu Kang defeats Kahn and Shinnok.
  • 1998 The tower, along with most of Paris, is destroyed by a meteorite in Armageddon.
  • 2003 In the Special Edition release of Alien Resurrection (originally released in 1997), Ripley and Call make landfall on Earth and talk amidst the ruins of Paris, notably the Eiffel Tower which is damaged.
  • In posters promoting the 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow, the tower is depicted frozen in another ice age, with snow almost covering the base. It does not appear in the film itself.
  • 2004 In Team America: World Police, the tower is accidentally destroyed in the beginning puppetry sequence, along with the Louvre, by the counter-terrorism actions of Team America. The tower ends up toppling over and crushing the Arc de Triomphe which, geographically, are nowhere near each other in real life.
  • In the 2005 Hallmark film Supernova, the tower is damaged by massive lightning bolts.
  • 2005 The film Category 7: The End of the World opens with the Eiffel Tower. The tower is ripped off its foundation and toppled by the tornado that hits Paris at the beginning of the film.
  • 2007 28 Weeks Later ends with people infected with the fictional Rage Virus heading towards the Eiffel Tower.
  • 2007 The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite reveals the Eiffel Tower to be in reality a spaceship, piloted by a zombified version of Gustave Eiffel. Later, in the nearly world ending finale, the Eiffel Tower falls out of the sky destroying the Umbrella Academy's base.
  • 2007 In the final novel of the Southern Victory Series In at the Death by Harry Turtledove, the Eiffel Tower is severely damaged by the German superbomb that devastates most of Paris and causes the French to admit defeat in the Second Great War. The only part of the tower that remains standing after the bombing was its damaged four legs.
  • 2008 In the alternate history novel The Man with the Iron Heart also by Harry Turtledove, the Eiffel Tower was toppled by a German Freedom Front "Werewolf" named Jürgen Voss in 1946. Voss parked a truck loaded with high-explosives at the base of the Tower, and then blew the truck (and himself) up. The resulting explosion knocked the Tower over into the Seine River. A weatherman trying to set up a barometer at the top of the tower fell into the river, survived the fall with only a broken wrist.
  • In the 2008 film The Day the Earth Stopped, the top of the tower is destroyed by a global earthquake caused by giant alien robots.
  • 2009 The game cover of Resistance: Retribution features the Eiffel Tower and sections of Paris invaded by the Chimera.
  • In the book Horton Hears a Who!, a building called the "Eiffelburg Tower" stands as the ladder of hope for the Whos as their dust speck world is about to be thrown into a stew. The mayor of Whoville carries a child named JoJo to the top of the tower to make himself heard, and he says, "Yop", revealing that Whos exist all the time.
  • 2011 In the video game Battlefield 3, a nuclear bomb detonates in the city, destroying most of Paris, and killing 80,000 people.
  • 2011 In Metal Tornado, French drones are sent to stop the Tornado in the film, but is too late to save the city.
  • 2012 The tower and Paris are almost hit by a spaceship that crashes into the Alps in the film Starship Troopers: Invasion.
  • 2014 In the film Edge of Tomorrow, the tower is seen toppled after an alien invasion of Paris.
  • 2015 In the alternate history novel Bombs Away, part of The Hot War series by Harry Turtledove, the Eiffel Tower was partly melted when Paris was hit by a Soviet atomic bomb in June 1951. The rest of it fell over, smashing buildings that might otherwise have survived the bombing.
  • 2016 The tower is seen when the alien mothership leaves Earth at the end of the film Independence Day: Resurgence. In posters promoting the film, the upper part of the tower is lifted upwards by the gravitational pull of the alien mothership.
  • 2016 The tower is seen at the end of the science fiction comedy film Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, when Nova rides it to Niagara Falls, landing it in the waterfall.
  • 2020 The was shown at the end of the film Greenland destroyed by meteorite.

Embodiment of Paris[edit]

In others, the tower is used as an embodiment of Paris, the symbol of the city, to set the scene for a film or other work centered on the city.

  • 1923 René Clair's Paris qui dort starts, ends and has many scenes on the tower.
  • 1939 In Ninotchka an involved flirtation takes place around a discussion of finding the Eiffel Tower around the 26 minute time point.
  • 1958 At the beginning of François Truffaut's The 400 Blows, the tower is seen between Parisian apartment blocks.
  • 1964 In Paris When It Sizzles, Richard's movie within the movie is called "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower" and several key scenes take place there.
  • 1976 In Marathon Man, the tower can be seen outside of Doc's hotel room while he is on assignment in Paris.
  • 1995 In French Kiss, Kate misses seeing the tower several times while she wanders around Paris, but later spends several minutes rapturously watching it while on the train to Cannes (from which line it is not possible to see the tower).
  • 1995 In Forget Paris, Miki and Ellen are shown in front of the tower numerous times throughout the film.
  • 2003 In The Real World Paris television show on the US MTV network, the tower is seen.
  • 2010 In From Paris With Love, John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers as CIA agents have breakfast on the Eiffel Tower. They are also seen inside one of its elevators as it rises.

Symbol of Paris[edit]

In yet others, as a symbol of the city in a more peripheral way.

Familiar visual element[edit]

Other uses, to establish the tower simply as a well known visual element.

  • 1994 In the French film Un indien dans la ville (aka Little Indian, Big City) 13-year-old Mimi-Siku (Ludwig Briand) who has been raised by a Native South American tribe, climbs partway up the tower in tribal costume. (The film was remade in English in 1997 as Jungle 2 Jungle, but the venue is changed to New York City and Mimi-Siku climbs the Statue of Liberty.)
  • 1995 In La Haine, the main protagonists lament that they cannot switch the lights of the tower off "like people can in the movies". The lights switch off just after they have given up and turned their backs on the tower.
  • 2001 In Moulin Rouge!, the villain's pistol is thrown from Montmartre and it symbolically bounces off the tower.

Other appearances[edit]

  • 1944 In WWII, a fighter plane is reliably reported as flying through the archway of the tower during combat.[citation needed]
  • 1961 In the Merrie Melodies cartoon Compressed Hare, Wile E. Coyote attempts to capture Bugs Bunny with a 10 billion-volt electric magnet, which Wile E. turns on after leaving a metal carrot in Bugs' hole (hoping he can eat the carrot and then be pulled by the magnet to his waiting predator). Bugs tricks him and sends the carrot right back at Wile E. However, the magnet attracts many other things with metal properties, including the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1970 In the 1970 animated film The Aristocats, the tower is seen in the background of Paris in 1910.
  • 1977 The tower appears in background shots in Wim Wenders's The American Friend.
  • 1980 The song "Sexy Eiffel Tower", by the pop group Bow Wow Wow.
  • 1981 Condorman attempts to fly off the tower in the movie by the same name.
  • 1984 Robert J. Moriarty flew a Beechcraft V-35 Bonanza, N111MS, owned by Mike Smith of Mike Smith Speed Conversions in Johnson City, Kansas, through the arches under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.[12][13]
Looking down from the first level at one of the feet of the tower.
  • 1991 In a The Twins of Destiny episode titled "The Discovery", protagonists visited the Eiffel Tower when they arrived in Paris.
  • 1993 In a Bill Nye the Science Guy episode titled "Magnetism", Bill Nye mentions two examples of "very tall metal towers" and the first one is the Eiffel Tower. The tower is shown onscreen when he mentions it.
  • 1996 In the 1996 PlayStation game Twisted Metal 2 Players are able blow up the Eiffel Tower using a Remote Bomb
  • 1997 Current Programs on the Fashion TV channel are headed by an animated Eiffel Tower logo complete with lighting display, accompanied by the words "MichelAdam Presents".
  • 1998 The tower is stolen by Rex the Runt and his associates in order to replace Blackpool Tower after it is destroyed by an explosion at Bob's International Hiccup Centre following Doctor Dog's takeover of the facility. After the Eiffel Tower is put into place at Blackpool Beach, the Union Jack is flown from its top and Bad Bob comments that "no one will even notice the difference." However it caused an uproar with the French representative in the EU, who said in French that Rex and his friends should be Guillotined for their crimes.
  • 1999 The Bloodhound Gang's single The Bad Touch music video, the Eiffel Tower can be seen in many shots.
  • 1999 In the 1999 animated film Tarzan, the Eiffel Tower is seen as one of the images on a slide show that Jane shows Tarzan to teach him about human civilization.
  • 2000 In Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, the babies are atop the tower while using the giant Reptar invention.
  • 2000 In the real-time strategy game of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, Soviet forces turn the tower into a giant, extremely long ranged, incredibly powerful, and rapid firing tesla coil capable of destroying all French forces in the area and a major portion of the city. For copyright reasons, it is called the "Paris Tower" in the game, and has a radical change in design, however enough of the original design remains for the tower to be recognized.
  • 2000 The Eiffel Tower makes a couple of appearances in Max Steel in overhead shots of the city, the building the European N-Tek base is located under, and the scene where an hour-long EMP is almost used.
  • 2001 In the second episode of The Amazing Race 1, the last task of the episode had contestants climb up the steps to the second level of the Eiffel Tower and use one of the tower's telescopes to search the skyline for a flag on a famous city monument, the Arc de Triomphe.[14]
  • 2001 In The Royal Tenenbaums, the tower appears reflected on the window in a brief scene of Margot Tenenbaum (Gwyneth Paltrow) with her French lover.
  • 2001 In the 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc., the Eiffel Tower appears in the background when Sulley and Mike walk briefly in a room in Paris, France during the factory chase sequence.
  • 2001 In the anime adaptation of Beyblade, the Eiffel tower is the arena to a battle in both episodes 33 and 34 of season 1.
  • 2003 The tower is seen in the Paris map of Midnight Club.
  • 2003 In The Core, the tower is seen when the Earth's electromagnetic field repairs itself.
  • 2003 The tower features in Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
  • 2003 The Deathray Davies song "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower".
  • 2004 In Van Helsing, the tower is under construction.
  • 2004 In Around the World in 80 Days
  • 2004 In Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, the tower is turned into a stronghold time-portal built by Genma Head-Scientist Guildenstein.
  • 2004 The tower flies and moves around Paris in the puppet version of Without a Paddle, in a scene that starts only after the credits end.
  • 2004 The Tower is the end location for a near fatal terrorist attack in the video game Shadow Ops: Red Mercury'
  • 2004 The tower is seen in Eurotrip, and mentioned when a protagonist asks whether they should "check out the huge line at the Eiffel Tower".
  • 2004 The tower has appeared in three episodes of The Adventures of Blinky Bill's third season; "A Dog's Best Friend", "Blinky Bill Superstar" and "Paris Au-Go-Go". In the first one the season's main villains Basil and Cyril Circus use the top of the tower to locate and hunt-down Blinky and his friends. In the second one, after Blinky was made a celebrity by the fashion-designer Phoebe he does a show at the base of the tower. In the third one, now that Blinky's mission of returning all the circus-animals he rescued back to their homelands has been completed, he, Nutsy and Flap attempt to fly back to Australia, but their caravan collided into the tower, puncturing its sail and eventually crashing to the ground. The three animals managed to escape their doomed vehicle, but were pursued by the circus-brothers soon after. However the three eluded the two humans and to the bottom of the tower and escape on the brother's moped. The tower is also shown in the end-credits of all three episodes and the opening sequence of all the episodes of the season.
  • 2005 The tower features in A View from the Eiffel Tower by Montenegrin director Nikola Vukčević.
  • 2005 In Evil Genius, the tower can be shrunk and stolen.
  • 2005 The tower can be built as a World Wonder in Civilization IV.
  • 2005 In Munich the tower can be seen in the background.
  • 2005 In the What's New, Scooby-Doo? episode "Ready to Scare", Shaggy and Scooby get suspended on the tower by some laundry after escaping a gargoyle. They were later saved by the rest of the gang and Guy L'Avorton.
  • 2005 In the BBC documentary End Days, when the accelerator of particles is destroyed, natural disaster hit Europe. The Eiffel Tower is seen on television when the hole reaches Europe.
  • 2006 In the game Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, part of the French Resistance level requires the player to destroy German anti-aircraft guns on and around the tower.
  • 2007 In Mr. Bean's Holiday, Mr. Bean goes past the tower in a taxi.
  • 2007 In a commitment ceremony Erika Eiffel, an American woman, "married" the Eiffel Tower; her relationship with the tower has been the subject of extensive global publicity.[15]
  • 2007 In the 2007 animated film Ratatouille, when Remy becomes separated from the other rats and ends up marooned underneath Gusteau's restaurant in Paris. When Remy goes to the surface to see where he is, he can see the tower.
  • 2007 In National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • 2008 In Impact, The Tower was seen when comets flying all over The Tower and A News Broadcaster standing right in front of the Tower.
  • 2008 In NYC: Tornado Terror, After destroying New York City, the tornado moves east towards Paris. A small tornado forms right in front of the tower and the green electricity that previously appeared in New York appears on the Tower briefly.
  • 2009 The tower plays a vital role in the plot of The Saboteur.
  • 2010 In The Suite Life on Deck, Cody and Bailey break up on the Tower, and Zack and Woody skydive onto it.
  • 2010 In Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!, Phineas and Isabella walk near the tower while Isbaella is singing "City of Love". Later, Ferb and Vanessa are on the tower. When Ferb decides to get her a flower, Vanessa has left from her dad, Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
  • 2010 In a 2010 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno the host mentioned in his monologue that there's been a string of art thefts in Paris. He then showed a doctored news report from Paris with the Eiffel Tower being stolen via helicopter in the background.
  • 2010 In the 2010 computer-animated comedy film Despicable Me, the Eiffel Tower is shown being projected by the French Army and a mime after the Great Pyramid of Giza is stolen by Vector. Later on, Gru shows the Minions that they accomplished in stealing the tower, albeit the replica from Paris Las Vegas. They also stole the Statue of Liberty replica from the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
  • 2011 In the 2011 Disney computer-animated film Cars 2, the Eiffel Tower appears "carified" and is different from the real life tower. The top of it is the shape of a 1937 spark plug, its base contains the features of a wire wheel, and it is scaled up from its original height by 150 percent.
  • 2011 In the 2011 French computer-animated film A Monster in Paris Francoeur is pursued in the tower.
  • 2013 In the movie The Smurfs 2, the Tower is seen numerous times.
  • 2013 The tower is the inspiration for Prism Tower, located within Lumiose City in Pokémon X and Y.
  • 2013 In the TV series Potato Star 2013QR3.
  • 2013 In the episode 'Up, up and away' of Justin Time, Justin's balloon gets stuck in a tree and using his imagination, he finds himself and his friend Squidgy in a hot air balloon with their friend Olive, who is travelling to Paris for the 1889 Paris World Fair, where the Eiffel Tower will be unveiled. The trio must take the Mayor of Paris to the Eiffel Tower in Olive's hot air balloon and when they get to the Tower, the Mayor floats up in the balloon. The children rush up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower to rescue the Mayor and the Mayor, after being rescued, presents the Eiffel Tower to the Parisians, who were excited. However, considering that the Eiffel Tower received criticism when it was first unveiled, the excited Parisians could have been a mistake made in the episode. The mistake may have been made to put a positive spin on the first unveiling of the Tower.
  • 2014 The tower is featured in Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed Unity, in which the main character Arno Dorian must climb to the top to reach a rift portal to escape back to his timeline.
  • 2014 In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Prism Tower from Pokémon X and Y appears as a playable stage where the majority of the fighting takes place on a platform that moves around the Tower.
  • 2016 Composer Joseph Bertolozzi releases an album of his piece Tower Music: a musical composition using only sounds sampled from the surfaces of the Eiffel Tower itself, with no added digital manipulation or alteration of the sounds. The 2016 album “Tower Music” (on the innova label #933), reached #11 on the iTunes Classical charts and #16 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Music chart.[16]
  • 2016 The Eiffel Tower appears under construction in the film Ballerina.
  • 2017 In the TV series The Package.
  • 2019 In the comic series Kangtau.
  • 2019 In the game Overwatch, Paris map.
  • 2019 In the film Yesterday, the tower can be seen when its lights go out during a global blackout.
  • 2020 The second part of the two-part premiere of Doctor Who series 12 "Spyfall" featured a meeting between the Thirteenth Doctor and The Master atop the Eiffel Tower during German Occupation of France.[17]
  • 2020 In the film Soul, the Eiffel Tower can be seen as one of the artifacts of Hall of Everything.


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