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Eiffel Tower’s new refurbishment is not for those scared of heights

Eiffel Tower’s new refurbishment is not for those scared of heights
7 Oct 2014

It may be most known as a place symbolic of love and romance, but from now on the Eiffel Tower will also be remembered for invoking the fear of god onto many with its shiny new glass floor.

Not for the faint hearted, the glass floor is situated on the first floor of France’s most visited tourist attraction, some 57 metres above Paris.

This new addition to the Eiffel Tower is part of a £24 million refurbishment to the iconic landmark, and is hoped to attract not only more tourists to the Tower itself, but to also allow them to spend a little more time on the first floor. Usually visitors want to head straight to the highest viewing platform, which at 276 metres high, gives the most picturesque views of Paris.

With this new addition, the Eiffel Tower joins a number of worldwide landmarks that offer vertigo-inducing attractions, such as the Blackpool Tower which saw its Walk of Faith open in 2011. Most famously, the Skydeck, situated on (or should we say four foot off the side) of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, has seen visitors from all over the globe head to Chicago to stand  1,353 feet in the air above the Windy City.

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