Eiffel Tower

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Paris Tower
autosize
Structure
Affiliation

France
Soviets (in City of Lights)

Role

Monument
Giant Tesla coil

Tech level

-1

Properties
Hit points

3000

Armour type

Steel

Combat
Ground attack

2000 (Electric)

Cooldown

20

Attack range

20

Function
Power

-100

Notes

Requires Tesla troopers to fire

The Eiffel Tower, known as the "Paris Tower" in-game, is a large metal tower residing in Paris, France.

Background[edit | edit source]

The tower is a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and the tallest tower of France. It was named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel. The structure was built between 1887 and 1889 as the entrance arch for the Exposition Universelle, a World's Fair marking the centennial celebration of the French Revolution.

Third World War[edit | edit source]

RA2Sovietlogo.png The following is based on the Soviet campaign of Red Alert 2 and might contradict canon.

During the Third World War, the Soviets invaded France and established a small outpost in Paris. The city was poorly guarded because most of the French forces joined the Germany army along the Polish border. The Soviets had few troops in the area as well, but they had a plan that would have made them win over Allied forces in France. They started to move towards the Paris Tower, aiming to use a squad of Tesla troopers to turn the Paris Tower into a giant Tesla coil that could devastate the whole city. They succeeded, demolishing the town and defeating all remaining Allied forces.

First Tiberium War[edit | edit source]

CNCR NodLogo.png The following is based on the Nod campaign of Tiberian Dawn and might contradict canon.

In the Nod ending if the Ion Cannon destroys the Paris Tower, the whole tower bends down to the ground hitting as many people down below. A news report surfaced that some political leaders from the G7 were angry and denied any complicity in last Tuesday's Ion Cannon strike on the Paris Tower in Paris. The official death toll in which the tragedy was called an "unwarranted attack", passed seven hundred and fourteen more bodies have resurfaced from the rubble. The news presenter said that the Paris Tower was one of Paris' most famous landmarks.

The French President, Honore Prichard who is currently safe in London at the time of the attack irritated at the statement and called the incident as a "mind numbing attack" on GDI and its own policies for not protecting his own people despite the Ion Cannon attack that destroyed the Paris Tower. The GDI Supreme Commander admitted he had no idea about who broke the Ion Cannon's coding and made a huge blast on the tower which claimed one hundred more lives from the attack that bombed the White House.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Paris Tower differs significantly from its real-life counterpart, sporting round platforms instead of rectangular ones and having three legs instead of four, thus being called the Paris Tower instead of the Eiffel Tower.

Game building[edit | edit source]

Working like a giant Tesla Coil, when first energized, it will start firing off electrical bolts off at nearby enemy units, and also by the player's choice when selected. The energized Eiffel Tower is powerful enough to kill all units and level most buildings in a single hit.

It also appears in the multiplayer map called Paris Revisited (2-4), but it functions same as other landmarks and cannot be powered.

Gallery[edit | edit source]