Tag: Eiffel Tower
The abrupt closure of one of France's biggest tourist draws was frustrating to visitors who had been planning to go up the 324 metre tower.
The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated in order for the tower operators to stop a man from reaching its peak.
Police in Paris fired teargas to disperse a crowd of hardcore demonstrators at the Trocadero square, overlooking the Eiffel Tower, though most of the marches in the capital were peaceful.
They include New York's Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and the Sydney Opera House.
More than two dozen wrought-iron steps from the original spiral structure, from between the second and third floors of the Paris landmark, were sold to a Middle East collector.
The lights on the iconic Paris landmark, one of the world's best-known and most-visited monuments, has been switched off several times in the past following terror attacks around the world.
The tower closed on Wednesday afternoon in a dispute over a new access system that workers said had caused "monstrous" queues.
The new access system was exhausting staff who had to deal with the frustrated tourists, union officials said.
Tower management decided this month to dedicate one elevator for those who book tickets in advance and leave only one for those who turn up on the day, rather than both as before.
Eiffel Tower workers are planning to strike this week over a new access policy for visitors which they say is generating "monstrous" waits at the famous tourist landmark, union officials said Monday.
Rappers A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator have teamed up on the new track "Potato Salad," accompanied by a video in which the two deliver verses in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the game between France and Croatia in the shadow of one of the country’s most visited sites.
Earth Hour is being observed by millions of supporters in 187 countries, who are turning off their lights at 8.30 pm local time in what organisers describe as the world's "largest grassroots movement for climate change".
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both attacks via the jihadists' propaganda outlet Amaq, which said they were carried out by its "soldiers".
To mark the occasion, Parisians and tourists will be invited to take a picture of themselves and position it on a twelve-meter long wall, which bears the legend "300,000,000 thanks".
"The terror threat remains high in Paris and the most vulnerable sites, led by the Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures," said deputy mayor Jean-Francois Martins.
The monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) in what Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said was a protest at the "unbearable" situation for civilians in the city where fighting raged during the day.
In a rare joint statement, EU leaders and institutions said the Brussels attacks were an assault "on our open democratic society".