The 540 foot replica of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas is protected with a high performance coating system that provides excellent corrosion protection.
Las Vegas, NV
Project Completion Date
Hilton Hotels (former) Harrah's Entertainment
Leidenfrost/Horowitz & Associates, Inc
An incredible mix of art and architecture, the Eiffel Tower remains one of the most recognized and visited structures in the world, averaging more than six million visitors each year. The Eiffel Tower is certainly synonymous with Paris, as the Statue of Liberty is with New York, the Acropolis with Greece and the Taj Mahal with India. So when plans were in motion to construct a 1/2 scale, 540 foot replica of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas, the owners certainly recognized and appreciated the attention to detail the high profile characteristics the job would bring.
Four variations of a bronze color were specified for the 5,000 tons of welded steel. Tnemec Series 90-97 Tneme-Zinc a two component, moisture-cured, zinc-rich primer known for its long-term corrosion benefits, was specified for the exterior steel of the tower and was key to the long-term corrosion protection of the steel.
Touch-up of the primer was done on site, along with the topcoat application of Tnemec Series 113 H. B. Tneme-Tufcoat . A high-build, low odor waterborne acrylic epoxy, it has excellent exterior weathering capabilities along with fade-resistant coloring properties. In this case, the high-build spray characteristics of Series 113 allowed for one finish coat, saving costs on a project of this size.