The City of Paris is using BIM (building information modeling) to create a 3D model of the Eiffel Tower’s grand site, which was announced in partnership with Autodesk. The technology company worked with WSP and Gexpertise to create an urban model with buildings, roads, infrastructure, pedestrian zones, and more.

The model was initially unveiled last May, along with the names of four teams selected to compete to redesign the area. In the past year, Autodesk has continued to work with teams to help them visualize the designs. Recently, all four designs were unveiled. The benefit of visualizing the designs is reduction in errors, greater clarity and collaboration, and an opportunity to involve the public in the process.

The renovation of the Eiffel Tower is expected to be completed in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics and is anticipated to help the City of Paris address growing challenges related to energy, greening, supply networks, mobility, logistics, waste management, security, and flooding.

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