Eiffel Tower replica unveiled in Honduras

Last Updated: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 09:30

Tegucigalpa: French and Honduran officials inaugurated an eight-metre replica of the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Tegucigalpa as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.

The reproduction of the original 324-metre structure that is synonymous with Paris was erected before Tegucigalpa`s Los Dolores church in the capital`s historic centre.

"It`s an honour for me to share with the Honduran people the joy of the French people, and thanks to the mayor," French Ambassador to Honduras Laurent Dominati told a crowd celebrating the July 14 French national holiday with French popular songs and other festivities.

He said the tower represented a "symbol of the friendship between France and Honduras”.

Mayor Ricardo Alvarez noted this was the first time France had built a replica of the Eiffel Tower in a Latin American capital.


First Published: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 09:30
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