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5/24/21

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Bill Baker and Scott Duncan Redesign Eiffel Tower for the 21st Century for Discovery Channel

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Consulting Partner Bill Baker and Design Partner Scott Duncan join a team of historians, construction and fabrication innovators and tall building experts around the world to redesign the Eiffel Tower with 21st technology as part of Discovery Science's "If We Built It Today" series. "If We Built It Today" engages architects, historians, engineers, and builders to find out if modern-day innovations could be used to recreate iconic masterpieces, or if fundamental techniques have been lost to time.

Baker and Duncan's design utilizes cutting-edge structural engineering and prefabrication technology to conceptualize a tower ten times taller than the original Eiffel Tower.

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