Eiffel Tower To Get Its Own “Bodyguard”, Will Be Surrounded By Bullet-proof Glass
In a preventive measure of possible terrorist attack, France administration has ordered the administration to build an 8-feet (2.4m) tall bullet-proof glass around the base of the world most popular Eiffel Tower. The official also said that the wall would also replace the fences that were set-up around the tower for the European football tournament in 2016,
The order came in after a possible terrorist attack that country may face, addressing his plan to the media, Jean-Francois Martins, the assistant mayor for tourism, said “The terror threat is a matter of concern in Paris and the most vulnerable sites, The Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures”
Eiffel tower is the most popular tourist destination in the world, attracting more than 6 million tourists a year from around the world.
The proposal will be examined by the city’s sites commission and then needs approval from the environment ministry. It is part of a $3.2 million project announced in January to modernise the 128-year-old tower.
No timeline of any kind is given by the administration for the completion of the work.
In November 2015, jihadists conducted multiple attacks throughout the French capital that left 130 people dead.
Last July, 86 people died when a truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern city of Nice