The first floor of the Eiffel Tower is getting a facelift. This is the first time the floor has seen a transformation in nearly 30 years. Rather than renovating, complete pavilions will be rebuilt to meet today’s standards, including energy efficiency.
4,586 square meters out of the floor’s 5420 will be redeveloped at a cost of 25 million Euros. The floor will feature two main pavilions, which are nestled between the pillars of the Eiffel Tower, and are designed to fit into the geometry of the tower itself.
The redevelopment is expected to continue until sometime in 2013. In the meantime, the Eiffel Tower will remain open to the public.
The project is designed by Paris-based Moatti-Rivière Architecture.
28 August – 25 November 2012