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Saturday 16 December 2017

Eiffel's €30m glass floor a dizzy delight

The Eiffel Tower has been given a vertigo-inducing facelift as organisers celebrate the Paris monument's 125th anniversary.

The 324-metre (1,063-foot) tower now has see-through glass floor panels on its first level. The four small viewing sections, which cost €30m, were unveiled to visitors yesterday.

Though the first level is only 57 meters high, it's not for the faint-hearted.

One Jordanian tourist, Yousef Mobaidin, said he was "terrified. It looks really scary."

Aaron Smith, from Hawaii, admitted to getting butterflies, hoping "they did a good job building it."

The iron-lattice tower is the world's most visited paying attraction, and was erected for the 1889 World Fair.

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