Eiffel Tower glass floor

This item appears on page 4 of the December 2014 issue.

In Paris, the lower level of the Eiffel Tower now has a glass walkway through which visitors may gaze down 187 feet to the ground below. The walkway is part of a $38.4 million renovation in which shops, restaurants and a museum were added to the first level. To allow better views of the city, that level’s safety barriers now curve outward.