Eiffel Tower will be protected by bulletproof glass wall
A bulletproof glass wall, 2.5 meters high, will begin to be installed around the Eiffel Tower from the fall.
The device will cost 20 million euros.
A 2.5-meter-high bullet-proof glass wall will begin to be installed around the Eiffel Tower from the fall to enhance the safety of Paris's iconic monument, it was released on Thursday.
The device will cost 20 million euros and will replace the barriers placed on the spot since the 2016 European Football Championship, the city council of the French capital said.
"We will replace the metal railing on the north and south axes with glass walls, which will allow Parisians and visitors to recover a very pleasant view of the monument from the Campo de Marte and the Iena bridge," said Jean-François Martins, deputy For the Tourism of the mayor of Paris, in a statement.
In a meeting with the press, Jean-François Martins pointed out that "the terrorist risk remains high in Paris and the most exposed places, on top of which the Eiffel Tower should be subject to special security measures."
The people magazine will thus be maintained and the new device will prevent intrusions of people and vehicles in the yard, so it will be extended and will include the two gardens and the two lakes that frame the tower.
Opened at the time of the Universal Exhibition of 1889, the Eiffel Tower is the most visited paid monument in the world, receiving about six million people a year.
France hosted a series of terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016 that killed 238 people and injured hundreds, most of them in Paris.
Last week, a man attacked soldiers on patrol in the French capital next to the Louvre museum, the world's most frequented.