China’s extreme "duplitecture" photographed next to its Paris equivalent

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yk/ykzloggba1rnts6v.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yk/ykzloggba1rnts6v.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yk/ykzloggba1rnts6v.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yk/ykzloggba1rnts6v.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Photographer <a href="http://francoisprost.com/" rel="nofollow" >Francois Prost</a>'s recent photo series,<em>&nbsp;</em><a href="http://francoisprost.com/portfolio-item/paris-syndrome/" rel="nofollow" ><em>Paris Syndrome</em></a>, reveals just how far China's "<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/530126/duplitecture" rel="nofollow" >duplitecture</a>" went in the city of&nbsp;Tianducheng. Pairing images of China's replica city with its Paris equivalent&mdash;side by side it can be initially unclear which is the original.&nbsp;&nbsp;

Tianducheng features its own 100m high Eiffel tower, a haussmanian style neighborhood and a Versailles garden inspired park. The Paris copy was built 11 years ago and deemed a ghost down until just last year when the population rose to 30,000. Now Tianducheng is in many ways just another suburb with middle class people going about their daily lives. 
Have you spotted which is the real Paris? All images on the left are of Tianducheng and all on the right are of Paris. 

This duplitecture goes way further than simply copying a famous structure as an attraction; this is an entire city designed to have real live in it. Dig further into the oddities and ideas around this phenomena in CityLab's article
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