French officials planning overhaul for Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower
Day and night photos of the Eiffel Tower in 2014. (Photos and collage by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

Officials in France are planning a €300 million (roughly $321 million) makeover of the Eiffel Tower, according to published reports.

According to a report in The Local, the main goal of the overhaul is to improve the Tower experience for visitors. Upgrades will include improvements to the queues and tourist welcome areas, according to the report.

The announcement seemingly coincides with news that Paris is vying for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair (or Exposition Universelle). The 1,000-foot-tall structure was built as a temporary structure and was nearly scrapped in 1909.

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