Renovate the drive system
of the West elevator of the

Eiffel Tower

The Project

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In 2008, plans were made to renovate the elevator in the Eiffel Tower’s West pillar, a lift system which was over 100 years old.

This presented a technological and stylistic challenge: the Iron Lady is flirtatious and does not want to change her good looks!

Bosch Rexroth, with its proven mastery of the techniques of hydraulics, was entrusted with renewing the historic drive system.

Haute Couture Hydraulics.

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Exceptional Historical Human Hydraulics Technological

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125 years

for the Iron Lady

220 years

for Bosch Rexroth

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Change everything without changing anything…

The project presented a unique challenge: to go back to the beginning of the original hydraulic system, dating from 1899, which had been significantly changed as the result of previous renovations.

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A great human


This unique landmark project was driven by passionate teams who all have a desire to jointly address the historical and technical challenge.

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13.5 tons

Weight of a hydraulic cylinder



How to renovate one of the world’s most unique facilities, 100 years after its installation, under severe historical, functional and energy constraints… and without the risk of making mistakes?

An exceptional challenge, which requires unique and considerable skills.

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220 tons

Thrust of the 2

lift cylinders

3780 liters/min

Pump flow