Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Eiffel Tower

Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for 169,000 euros in Paris auction

PARIS: A piece of the original spiral staircase from the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most famous attraction, was sold for 169,000 euros ($190,885) on Tuesday, a spokesman for auction house Artcurial said, three times the initial estimate. The successful bidder, an unidentified collector from the Middle East, acquired a section of ...

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Eiffel tower to reopen after strike over long queues

PARIS: The Eiffel Tower closed to visitors since Wednesday afternoon is to reopen on Friday after workers went on strike over unacceptably long queues at the Paris landmark. Workers walked out in protest at a new access policy that has seen separate lifts allocated to visitors with pre-booked tickets and ...

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Paris builds permanent anti-terror fence around Eiffel Tower

PARIS: France’s most iconic symbol is getting a wrap-around fencing that will protect the 1,063 foot (324 meters) tower from an array of potential terror attacks. The thick, bullet-proof, glass is not only intended to guard against gun fire but is supposed to be strong enough to keep suicide-minded truck ...

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