The 10-foot high bulletproof glass and metal barrier is strong enough to stop a truck on an Islamic terror suicide mission. France remains on a state of high alert since a series of terror attacks in 2015 left hundreds dead.
DW Thick bulletproof glass walls and metal fencing around the Eiffel Tower are intended to protect the nearly 7 million annual visitors to France’s most popular landmark.
The security upgrade began last year, and comes after a series of attacks by Islamic militants that have left more than 240 people dead since 2015. The new walls are part of a €35 million ($41 million) security upgrade due to be finished in mid-July.