Eiffel Tower Fancy Glass Floor | Hard to believe that this piece of a genius was originally built as a temporary structure. Part of the Paris’ Universal Exhibition the iconic Eiffel Tower did rise up in 1889 – just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It was planned to tear it down after the exhibition. 125 years later – in 2014 – it got a freaking cool glass floor on level one. Selfie lovers now enjoy taking vertigo-inducing snaps from the open deck. If you are afraid of height this might be a bit of a challenge. At first, your brain will tell you that this is the end – you will fall right through it. But once you got used to it you can enjoy this breathtaking experience.
The transparent first floor is about 60m above ground. Operators hope visitors will spend more time here before moving on to upper levels. Tourists did not spend much time on level 1 because of its draughty dowdiness. About 7 million people visit ‘Tour Eiffel’ each year. Therefore it is the most visited paid tourist attraction on earth.
The idea behind this improvement was simple: Because of massive queues to the top of the Eiffel Tower, many visitors only get as far as the 1st floor. Giving this floor some more swag would make them feel better. The plan did work out just fine. Now tourists on level one can all feel as if they are suspended in air, as they look out across the centre of the city.
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