Eiffel Tower replica goes up in Milwaukee's Cathedral Square

Bastille Days starts Thursday, July 10th


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Paris taking shape in downtown Milwaukee Tuesday.

Students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and members of local 18 stage hands union erected a  43 foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower.

The structure is the centerpiece of the street festival that runs Thursday through Sunday.

"This was a display originally for Macy's. It was in a mall," explained local 18 member Paul Gegenhumber. "MSOE re-engineered for outdoor use. But,  its 14 years old and bit by bit we rebuild."

All things French start Thursday through the 13th.

Bastille Days is free and there's a storming of the Bastille re-enactment on opening night.

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