Eiffel Tower with bulletproof glass walls for protection from terror attacks
420 blocks will also be installed in front of the glass walls to prevent a vehicle attack
- June 17, 2018 14:00
- Monika Dimitrova
The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls to protect the monument from terrorist threats. French soldiers and policemen patrol the site 24 hours a day. But the company that operates the tower, SETE, said the site still needed more security. The square of the Eiffel Tower is accessible to anyone very easily, therefore SETE decided to build a new perimeter around the Eiffel Tower to increase the security. The new perimeter will be unveiled to the public next month.
Temporary barriers were set up around the 1063-foot tower in June 2016. They are now being replaced by permanent bulletproof glass walls on the northern and southern ends of the landmark, and by metal fences on the eastern and western sides. Visitors will have access to the Eiffel Tower through these fences. The two glass walls are 10 feet high, bulletproof and very solid. 420 blocks will also be installed in front of the glass walls to prevent a vehicle attack.
Source: abc news