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Tourists are Terrified of the Eiffel Tower's New Glass Floor

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This week, Paris' iconic 1,063-foot iron-lattice tower unveiled four viewing sections with see-through glass floors. The new floors, only on the first level for now, are part of a larger $38.4M renovation of the 125-year-old structure. Though the Eiffel Tower's restaurant and souvenir shop also got a facelift, all of that was understandably overshadowed by, uh, transparent floors 187 feet above the ground. How do new visitors feel? A Jordanian tourist walked on the glass while clutching a friend's arm, and then told the Associated Press that he was "terrified. It looks really scary."

· The Eiffel Tower is the Latest Landmark to Get A Glass Floor [Gizmodo]
· Redevelopment of the First Floor [Eiffel Tower website]
· Moatti-Rivière Architects [Official site]
· All Eiffel Tower posts [Curbed National]
· All Renovations posts [Curbed National]