Paris to put up glass wall to protect Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to have a 2.5m-high (8ft) mass of strengthened glass worked around it as insurance against dread assaults, authorities say.

The Paris chairman’s office says the divider will swap metal wall set up for the Euro 2016 football competition.

The venture, if affirmed, is relied upon to cost about €20m (£17m; $21m) and work ought to begin not long from now.

The French capital has been on high alarm since assaults by jihadists in November 2015 remaining 130 individuals dead.

Last July, 86 individuals were killed when a lorry pushed through a swarm observing Bastille Day in the southern city of Nice.

The Eiffel Tower, one of France’s most celebrated points of interest, pulls in more than six million guests every year and the divider is intended to stop people or vehicles raging the site, said the aide leader for tourism, Jean-Francois Martins.

“We will supplant the metal matrices toward the north and south with glass boards which will permit Parisians and guests an extremely charming perspective of the landmark.”

Mr Martins included: “We have three points – to enhance the look, make get to simpler and fortify the insurance of guests and staff.”

The venture will likewise include revamping pathways around the tower.

Prior this month, a man using two blades assaulted warriors at Paris’ Louver Museum.

President Francois Hollande said there was little uncertainty it was a psychological militant act.

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