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Proposals to renovate the iconic Eiffel Tower

In a £264 million development, the Eiffel Tower is set to become an increased iconic venue for locals and tourists within Paris due to recent prop...

Catherine Sturman
|Jan 16|magazine4 min read

In a £264 million development, the Eiffel Tower is set to become an increased iconic venue for locals and tourists within Paris due to recent proposals to modernise and ensure the building becomes a spacious and entertaining venue and continues to drive revenue into the capital.

Set to complete before the start of the 2024 Olympic Games, the plans contain increased security, communal areas, updated technologies so it becomes an updated and engaging space for visitors. The proposals are set to be put forward to the Paris council at the end of January.

The tower has been renovated several times since its original completion, with a new glass floor incorporated into the tower at a total cost of €25 million, in addition to structural works.

Originally constructed in 1889 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the French Revolution by Gustave Eiffel, the building attracts over five million visitors a year, but Deputy Mayor of Paris, Jean- Jean-François Martins informed W B News: “There could be one or more places for the public to wait that are sheltered. Today, they are queueing in the rain and snow, and that’s not the best welcome for our foreign tourists.” The upgrades will factor this into the new designs.

At present, the Eiffel Tower is repainted every seven years as a result of wear and tear, which will no doubt be set to continue. The process takes nearly two years and 60 tonnes of paint to ensure it is finished to a high standard.

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