Paris to Increase Security Around Eiffel Tower

The iron lady, as the French affectionately call the Eiffel Tower, is getting a security upgrade. Paris officials said on Thursday that the city planned to make the landmark safer by extending the security perimeter at its base to include two small public gardens on its eastern and western sides, and by building walls on the northern and southern edges.

Eiffel Tower
As a major tourist destination that has endured several deadly terrorist attacks in recent years, Paris wants to ensure that the millions of visitors who come here every year feel not only welcome but also safe as they tour the city’s crowded attractions.

After the project was announced, local authorities rushed to ease worries that the tower would soon become a “bunker.”

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