Take a look at Pixar’s auto-interpretations of real life landmarks, including Paris’ Eiffel Tower, and London’s House of Parliament. The following descriptions have been provided by the studio.
Paris: "Pixar reimagines Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower in Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2. While the real Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, artists from Pixar Animation Studios began "CARifying" it in June 2009. Concept art showcases the "CARified" elements—the arches at its base take the form of wheels topped by car grill facades; the Tower’s top sports a modified spark plug and car antenna."
London: "Pixar reimagines London’s New House of Parliament and Big Ben in Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2. Concept art created in July 2010 showcases the "CARified" elements. Big Ben is transformed into Big Bentley, with spark plug towers, car grill arches and classic Bentley hood ornaments. The rest of the Parliament has car grills and headlights built into the façade with spark plugs on the spires."
Porto Corso: "Pixar reimagines the signature casinos of the European Riviera in Disney•Pixar’s Cars 2 with the fictional Porto Corsa Casino in Italy. Concept art created in July 2010 showcases the "CARified" elements – instead of lion statues on the building corners, Pixar artists created car statuary details."
See the architecture of Cars 2, only in theatres on June 24, 2011.
(via Coming Soon)