Friday, February 10, 2017

Eiffel Tower to get bulletproof glass walls to protect against terrorism

The Eiffel Tower will soon be protected by bulletproof glass walls 2.5 metres high as part of a plan to prevent attacks at the monument, Parisian authorities said on Thursday.
The walls, costing €20m, will be built later this year at the northern and southern ends of the landmark, the city said in a statement.

On the western and eastern sides, “inelegant temporary” barriers that were thrown up around the 324-metre tower during last year’s Euro 2016 football tournament will be replaced by ornate fencing.

culled from The Guardian 

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