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April 27, 2017

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The Eiffel Tower's new glass floor

The first floor of the Eiffel Tower is the least visited, but the city of Paris has spent more than $40 million in the last two years to try to change that. Architects Moatti-Rivière have replaced part of its opaque floor with glass transforming it into a viewing platform that's 57 meters above the ground. The surrounding balustrade is also glass so it doesn’t obstruct the views of the tower’s ironwork or city beyond. Gustave Eiffel's 125-year-old tower also has new restaurants and shops, a museum and seven screens that chart its history. Solar panels and wind turbines have been installed to help with its energy requirements and some toilets use rain water. Adults €5-15, ages 12 to 24 €4-13.5, kids and disabled people €3-10.50. toureiffel.paris.

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