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A new Eiffel Tower Viewing Platform?

The architecture office Sereo has come up with a concept for an enlargement of the top level viewing platform of the Eiffel Tower in order to increase tourist circulation and allow more people up there.
People usually wait between 35 minutes to one hour to reach the elevators. The floor area of each level decreases with the height because of the tower geometry resulting in very long waiting lines and crowd management problems at the top floor on busy days.
The planned platform will increase the floor surface from 280 to 580 square meters and can increase the capacity of the top floor to up to 1700 people at the same time.
But so far this is only a concept. The large security structure composed of interwoven sinuous lines at the outlines of the platform are not really giving away a nice view considering the fact that they stretch out further than the actual platform itself. A half-blocked view is not really a nice view.

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9 Responses to “A new Eiffel Tower Viewing Platform?”

  1. # Blogger Mom in High Heels

    No! Just no. Hate it. If people are willing to wait an hour to get up there, let them wait! Don't mess with the ET! BTW, the longest I've ever waited was 20 minutes (and I've been to the top 5 times). Sigh. Every time family comes to visit we have to go to the top. It's lovely though, so I don't mind.  

  2. # Blogger New Yorker wannabes

    doesn't look good :-(

    hope I can make it to Paris BEFORE the execution of this...plan!

    Take care now
    peace and love

  3. # Blogger Donna Patrice

    one of my dream is to visit Paris

    anyway keep it up u have a nice blog.


  4. # Blogger Sean Baker

    oh no i do not like that one bit, it's actually disgusting,  

  5. # Blogger Qaisy Jaslenda

    it's not that bad.

    I also hope i can make it to paris to experience the original structure.

    but this one... it's not that bad though.

    but, can we ask them to put it on, and take it off from time to time?

    I mean, the expandable viewing platform. it can expand, and it can go back to it's original shape according to the capacity, from time to time.


  6. # Blogger Stacey

    Absolutely horrific!!!

    Why don't they put a mustache on the Mona Lisa when they're done?! Maybe turn "round-a-bouts" into rectangles too?! Sheesh!!!!!  

  7. # Blogger Ténèbres à la lumière...

    Bonjour! Cedric,
    It's not to bad, but change can be
    sometimes difficult to accept...especially, if the change is "drastic" change. I'am truly undecided about whether a viewing platform should be adding to the Eiffel Tower.

    Merci! Beaucoup!
    Dcd ;-D  

  8. # Blogger Taboo

    I hate it! ew!!!!!  

  9. # Blogger christinamg

    I don't think I like it! :*(

    Thanks for sharing!  

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