Just yesterday, via Anne Thompson, I had another look at the “G.I Joe” trailer in which, at about 0:37, a certain international landmark gets destroyed…

G.I. JOE trailer in HD

And that reminded me of this near-masterpiece, which managed a more creative fate for la Tour Eiffel. (The key moment in this video is at 4:17… and it’s in French!)

Gustave Eiffel’s creation also meets a less than kind fate in 1965’s “The Great Race,” which I rewatched this morning for the first time in decades for an upcoming feature you’ll be reading about right here. So, I took that as a sign — of what I’m not sure — but close enough for blogging. Anyhow, if you know of any other Eiffel Tower destruction movies, please do give me a shout in comments…