February 10, 2017
No one questions the greatness with which Moslems enrich French society. They enrich it with kebabs stands, and… other things, I assume.
The problem in life is that everything is a trade-off. You want to get enriched with vibrant diversity, you’re going to have to deal with non-stop terrorist attacks.
An 8-foot-tall reinforced glass barrier will be erected around the base of the Eiffel Tower, as security forces say that the iconic Paris landmark remains a top target for terrorists, following a series of attacks throughout France in the past two years.
“The terror threat remains high in Paris and the most vulnerable sites, led by the Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures,” said the assistant mayor for tourism, Jean-Francois Martins. “We have three aims – to improve the look, make access easier and strengthen the protection of visitors and staff.”
The anti-ballistic fence will not just cover the steel structure itself, but the gardens surrounding it, and access will be restricted through fewer entry points, making it easier to monitor. Although visitors will have to pass through checkpoints to enter the forecourt, it will remain free.
“All the work to secure the Eiffel Tower is being done in consultation with the Architectes des Bâtiments de France [the country’s architects’ association] so that it fits as well as possible in the neighborhood,” Martins said. “This is a necessity in terms of security, but it will also make it possible to re-establish a link between the forecourt of the monument and the gardens.”
The 300-meter-tall Eiffel Tower, constructed for the 1889 World’s Fair to be the tallest in the world at that time, is already surrounded by a temporary chain-link fence, put up for the Euro 2016 football tournament last summer, following the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015 that took the lives of 130 people.
The €20 million wall is said to be part of a wider €300 million refurbishment of the Eiffel Tower, which is the most visited landmark in the world, seen up close by about 7 million tourists each year. The project will see more elevators, hopefully cutting the famously long queues and relieving visitors stranded up on the tower, and a sprucing-up of the lower viewing platform.
Honestly, fam, the Eiffel Tower is a really ugly piece of modern art.
That isn’t why the Moslems want to blow it up – they blow up anything that whites build.
But it is a fact which generally goes unmentioned: the thing is just disgusting looking.
I mean, I get that you can look at it is some kind of steampunk retro futurist thing, but that is really being overly kind.
I think it’s doubtlessly had a negative effect on the psyche of Parisians and Europeans more generally.
Needless to say, it’s going to be even more of an eyesore with a gigantic anti-terror wall around it.