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Today was a big day for Paris and its most famous attraction, the Eiffel Tower. The opening of the latest attraction, the Eiffel Tower glass floor has gathered hundreds of guests, including the great-great granddaughter of Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the famous architectural structure. The breath-taking view (standing on a glass floor 57 meters above the ground is pretty scary) was enjoyed by many people, including the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, journalists and famous people.
The Eiffel Tower glass floor cost €30million to build and the renovations included replacing the pavilions from the 1980s at either side of the floor with new see-through glass tiles which offers an incredible view of the City of Lights.
The Eiffel Tower glass floor holds businesses, shops and restaurants, places of relaxing and contemplating and seven huge projectors which show a film about the history of the famous tower.
The Eiffel Tower glass floor has a “cultural walk” with all kinds of materials about the works of Gustave Eiffel, which are shown in English and French. Many see the Eiffel tower as a symbol of the evolution of the world. The Eiffel Tower glass floor also introduced four solar panels and two wind turbines, installed on the first floor of the tower. This helps the tower generate its power in an environmental-safe way. The Eiffel Tower glass floor has got a rainwater collection system which will be used for the toilets in all the tower’s pavilions.
The architects of the Eiffel Tower glass floor hope that the renovations will increase the tower’s popularity and people will visit all of it floors, not just the last one.
The Eiffel Tower glass floor marks the 125th anniversary of the tower, which was opened for public visit in 1889. The Eiffel Tower is visited by more than 7 million people every year and it’s one of the most popular historic monuments.
What do you think of the Eiffel Tower glass floor? Have you ever visited the Eiffel Tower? Would you stand on its new glass floor at 57 meters above the ground? It would make a great Facebook profile picture. Please comment in the section below.