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Eiffel tower is protected by a wall of bulletproof glass

Eiffel tower is protected by a wall of bulletproof glass

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There is a wall of bulletproof glass built to the eiffel tower. This, tourists must provide protection against possible terrorism.

Since the European football Championship in 2016, the tower is surrounded by a metal fence, but this was a temporary method to the monument to protect it. This will now be replaced by the glass wall of 2.5 meters high, reports The Local.

The wall must prevent malicious persons or vehicles to the location, that each year, six million tourists visited, can storm. It is a part of the miljoenenplan to the security of the tower to increment.

By the metal fences on the northern and southern side of the eiffel tower to be replaced with glass panels, tourists and Parisians, according to Martins “a pleasant view of the tower from the Champs de Mars and the Pont d “Iéna”.

Vulnerable

“The terrorist threat remains high in Paris, and therefore the most vulnerable, with the eiffel tower in front, to be fitted with special security”, Jean-Francois Martins know who is responsible for tourism in Paris.

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