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Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower
Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower

Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower

Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower

In the face of the ongoing terrorism threat in France, Paris’s iconic monument, the Eiffel Tower, will undergo a massive facelift to tighten security by next autumn. Heightened security measures around the capital’s “iron lady” were put in place as early as 2012 during the European football championships, France24 reported. Temporary fences were installed last June, but these rather unattractive barriers will now become permanent with the placement of a 2.5-meter-high bulletproof glass wall, the French daily Le Parisien reported. The security measures are part of a wider €300 million renovation plan to modernize the site over the next 15 years. The plan also involves a complete reorganization of foot traffic around the tower, a series of maintenance works and an improved visiting experiencem including a reduction in time spent in queues. The city council approved the project on January 31, just before the French capital launched its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and the World Expo in 2025.

 

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