The city is paying for the $20 million project, but residents view it as a psychological and philosophical affront. The mayor and city council approved the wall in an attempt to address safety concerns for the 6 million tourists that visit the tower each year. Read more
By the end of 2017, the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be surrounded by a 2.5 meter bulletproof glass wall, but many Parisians believe the wall is a mistake. The idea behind the structure is to protect the tower from terrorist attacks. The idea works, but people are finding the design a little hard to swallow.