Bonjour to the New Glass Floor

Bonjour to the New Glass Floor

The beautiful iron-lattice structure, known as the Eiffel Tower is the thirty-fifth most visited tourist attraction in the world. It was designed by Stephen Sauvestre and was opened to the public on March 31, 1889. For the past 125 years, there has been continual change to enhance it’s beauty and attract more tourists.

This year has brought the Eiffel Tower its greatest reconstruction yet: Glass Floors. Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, inaugurated the new $38 million floor on Oct. 6. Hidalgo celebrated this day by telling the world to “enjoy this breathtakingly high experience.”

This new attraction gives you a feeling of walking on air two hundred feet above the ground. The floor is an ideal visiting place where one can experience the history of the tower as well as a circular gallery where there are sites and monuments to admire.

In the past, tourists overlooked the first floor and made their way up to the viewing platform at the top of the tower, but not anymore. Around seven million tourists visited the tour in 2013 and the new renovations are expected to bring more in the future.

Paris would not be the same without the lamppost which inspires romance. Gustave Eiffel once said,  “I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am.”

The beautiful bird's eye view through the new floor.
The beautiful bird’s eye view through the new floor.