The Eiffel Tower has a new glass floor

A new glass floor at the Eiffel Tower has been unveiled as part of the Parisian landmark’s £23.5 million renovation.

The Eiffel Tower's new first floor visitor attraction
The Eiffel Tower’s new first floor visitor attraction

The two-year renovation project has been led by architect Moatti-Rivieres, which also worked on new shops, restaurants and a museum to the first-floor area.

The Eiffel Tower's new glass floor
The Eiffel Tower’s new glass floor

The glass floor has been added to the first floor of the 312-metre high building, allowing viewers to look down at the world beneath them from 57m above the ground.

On of the new glass pavilions at The Eiffel Tower
On of the new glass pavilions at The Eiffel Tower

A new cinema room screens films about the tower; while solar panels have been introduced alongside a rainwater collection system that will be used to supply water for the toilets.

The Eiffel Tower's new first floor visitor attraction
The Eiffel Tower’s new first floor visitor attraction

Moatti-Rivieres worked with engineer Grontmij on the project, which aimed to make the first floor a feature in its own right.

The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower

The project also included the construction of three new glass pavilions at the site.

The Eiffel Tower's new first floor visitor attraction
The Eiffel Tower’s new first floor visitor attraction

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