Paris’ most famous monument, the Eiffel Tower, is soon to get a new feature that may prove more controversial than its rotating spotlight – a bullet-proof glass wall.
There are fears around the city’s monuments being targets for terrorists – particularly in the light of the failed attack on Notre Dame in September 2016 by a group of female jihadists.
A glass wall is proposed so that tourists have some protection without ruining the Eiffel Tower’s iconic appearance.
While I can understand the security aspect, this new plan is going to spoil the area
The wall will also mean that the entry process for visitors has to change.
Tourists can currently enter the attraction from two parallel streets on either side, but they will soon have to go through the gardens instead.