Eiffel Tower in Paris to get glass anti-terror barrier built around the base

Eiffel Tower in Paris to get an anti-terror barrier built around the base

The French capital's been hit by a series of terrorist attacks in the last two years

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Eiffel Tower in Paris is reportedly to get an anti-terror barrier, made of glass.

France has been hit by a series of terror attacks in the last two years. In 2015, the capital was affected by two terrorist incidents - the killings at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and a series of bombings and shootings at venues around Paris, notably the Stade de France and the Bataclan Theatre.  

Both attacks were the work of Islamic State. 

Now, to safeguard the capital's - and by extension, the country's - most iconic landmark, the Paris Mayor's office has supposedly confirmed to the media that a glass wall will be built around the base of the tower, roughly 324 metres in length. 

There is already metal fencing around the base of the tower, which had been put in place as a security measure during Euro 2016.

Newspaper Le Parisien claims the total cost to built the glass perimeter would be around 20 million euros (Over £17m).