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French authorities are building a glass wall around the Eiffel Tower in an effort to curb terrorists attacks.
The permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower will replacing the current metal fencing around it with more visually appealing glass walls.
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The company operating France's most-visited monument says see-through panels are being set up at the north and south ends of the site.
Each panel, made from over 6-centimeter (2.36-inch) thick armored glass, measures 3 meters (almost 10 feet) high and weighs 1.5 tons.
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Speaking to the BBC, Bernard Gaudillère, president of the Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel which runs the iconic monument, said the new walls were 'rock-solid for absolute security'.
In all, 450 glass panels will compose the two walls north and south of the monument.
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Two graphic grids have been erected on the two other sides of the site and bollards against vehicle ramming attacks will be set up all around.
French soldiers and police will keep patrolling outside and inside the area, as they have done since the deadly November 2015 attacks in the French capital.
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The glass walls being installed allow visitors to admire the views from the nearby Champ-de-Mars gardens to the other side of the Seine...
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