Paris to erect bulletproof wall around Eiffel Tower

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    Travel Dejavu
    February 14, 2017 at 9:19 am #8287

    The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be protected by bulletproof glass walls 2.5 metres high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the monument, the city said. The walls costing some 20 million euros will be erected this autumn at the northern and southern ends of the monument area, city hall said in a statement.
    On the western and eastern sides, “inelegant temporary“ barriers that were thrown up around the 324metre tower during the Euro 2016 football tournament in France last year will be replaced by ornate fencing.
    “The terror threat remains high in Paris, and the most vulnerable sites, starting with the Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures,“ deputy mayor Jean-Francois Martins told a press conference.

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