By Terry Trucco
For those who keep track of these things, there are 36 replicas of the Eiffel Tower scattered throughout the world. This summer the number jumps to 37.
Number 37 is spectacular but, alas, temporary, as creations tend to be when they made from macarons.
And unlike Tokyo Tower, the Paris, Texas Eiffel and other towering homages to the 1889 Paris Exposition’s instant icon, the French cookie tower is indoors – in the upper lobby of the Peninsula New York hotel, to be precise.
It is also, of course, edible, though you wouldn’t dare.
The hotel’s ten-foot tower arrived just in time for Bastille Day on July 14 but was built to herald a different celebration. The Peninsula Paris opens on August 1 in the gracious Haussmanian building, a near- contemporary of the Eiffel Tower within eyeshot of the Arc de Triomphe. (more…)