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Students build 33 foot tall cardboard tower Answered

This cardboard tower built by students for an exhibition in Paris is 33 feet tall and held together only by screws. It's made up of 96 pieces of cardboard and only took 9 hours to assemble. Even better, no scaffolding was needed as the staircase around it provided all the access the students needed.

Cardboard Tower via treehugger


Dave A

8 years ago

Very nice!
Reminds me of my own work I did for my end-project in art-school. I did use bolts and cardboard too.

Impressive, but it would have been perfect if it was only slotted together...

.  Sheesh. You'd gripe about being hung with a silk rope. <snicker>

There's just something that doesn't gel with card and screws.

.  I agree that cardboard-only would be more impressive, but 10 meters of cardboard is pretty impressive any way you look at it.

Yeah, but I think the entire instructables community working tigetther could double it only useing cardboard.

I know what you mean. Building a tower out of cardboard and hardware is impressive, but building one only of cut-'n-folded together cardboard that still manages to stay upright would have been pretty awesome.

I see your vision of perfection - if they could have kept metal out of it...


bridges may be built like this in the future. a archatectual style called e-poc trusses. these are woven in coth and hardners like are used in fiberglass boat hull contruction are used the mat once woven is then strung and fiberglass applied. or polymers or spray coating such as grancrete spray appied the trus is a for of an arch . roof trusses hold up the roof wall transmit the load to the ground. any one make the connection eiffel tower and Paris adhesives might have been better take the screws out after it dries then spray with coating to preserve it. great jod of design

They could claim it as the giant Chinese handcuff and enter it into the prank contest.  Step inside.