Saturday 19 August 2017

Eiffel tower to be sealed off with bullet proof glass to prevent terror attacks

The Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower in Paris
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

France's most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, is to be sealed off by a bullet proof glass wall amid terror attack fears.

The monument is to be protected by a wall of glass according to French newspaper Le Parisien and all visitors will have to undergo security checks whether they plan to climb the tower or not.

It is expected that the measure will cost €20m and be finished by autumn this year.

A temporary metal fence is currently in place around the tower which was built during the Euros.

Politicians in France have insisted the glass wall will be sympathetic to the surroundings of the iconic tower.

There will also be changes to how people can access the tower included in the new plans.

It comes after a string of terror attacks in France, as authorities in the capital are on high alert.

Just last week a soldier foiled a suspected terror attack in The Lourve museum when a man tried to enter with a machete and a backpack.

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