Eiffel Tower to get 2.5-metre glass security wall

The 20-million-euro ($21.4 million) wall to be erected this autumn will replace the metal fences thrown up around the 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower during the Euro football tournament in France previous year.

The city was targeted by terrorists in November 2015 when 130 people died in attacks on venues including the Bataclan theatre.

As part of their preparations, an overall plan to renovate the tower's site costing around $3.2 million, or 3 million euros, was approved January 31 by the Paris City Council and is expected to take place within the next 15 years.

"We will replace the metal grids to the north and south with glass panels which will allow Parisians and visitors a very pleasant view of the monument".

Most recently, they've announced that they'll enclose the base of the Eiffel Tower with a glass wall.

Last July, 86 people were killed when a lorry ploughed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern city of Nice. "We are in a war against terrorism, jihadism, which threatens the whole world", France's president Francois Hollande said after the attacks.

Last week an Egyptian man attacked soldiers guarding museum The Louvre with a machete.

The projected glass barrier would encompass the gardens surrounding the tower, but access to the area would remain free, according to the details.

The construction seems a symbol of how conspicuous security measures deployed by the French government in the wake of terrorist attacks have gradually become normalized, especially in tourist-heavy Paris.

The French capital remains on high alert following a spate of terror attacks.

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