A facelift for the Eiffel Tower

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At almost 132 years old, the Iron Lady is about to return to her original color: a “brown yellow”, imagined by the architect Gustave Eiffel in 1907. Cost of the operation? A trifle of 50 million euros! Started in 2019, the site should be completed in November 2022, with a view to the 2024 Olympic Games. Exit the “Brown Eiffel Tower” which since 1968 has covered the 324-meter high monument. A titanic job with no less than 18,000 parts, linked together by 2.5 million rivets. All this carried out by a team of worker-acrobats equipped with harnesses, suspended 300 meters above the ground! But what wouldn’t we do for gold … Remember that in the pre-Covid period, the Eiffel Tower was one of the busiest buildings in the world.

The eiffel tower in paris in black and white
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