Get ready to say “Enchanted! as the iconic Eiffel Tower gets a facelift ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Stripping away its rusty brownish layers, the Eiffel Tower will wear a golden hue for the Olympics as it embarked on its most grandest and largest to date.
The Iron Lady, as it is known locally, the imposing wrought iron structure of the Eiffel Tower which rises 1063 feet has been closely linked to everyone’s mental image of Paris.
In preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics, work began on the Eiffel from 2019 to repaint, renovate and renovate the heritage monument and one of the seven wonders of the world.
With a whopping budget of $60 million, the Eiffel Tower will have 19 layers of paint stripped from its body and in the process, lose the signature “brown Eiffel Tower” to take on a golden hue, appropriate for the grandeur of the tower. Paris Olympic Games.
Instead of the many layers of paint that had existed on Eiffel’s body since 1968, the Iron Lady will now sport a yellow-brown composition, which the original architect, Gustave Eiffel, had wanted for the Tower in the first place. . .
“It’s going to give the Eiffel Tower a little more golden hue than the color we’re used to seeing, in time for the Olympics,” Patrick Branco Ruivo, the CEO of the company operating the tower, said. at AFP.
However, it is not an easy task to work with the Eiffel Tower as stripping the old paint will result in exposure to lead, which is a health hazard and therefore all workers must adhere to many health and safety protocols while doing this gargantuan job of preparing the Iron Lady in a new hue.
Currently only the tip of the Tower bears this new golden hue, but by the end of 2022 the work should be done and prepared for the Games.
Few sights in the world can be as mesmerizing as seeing the Eiffel twinkle at night – with its new golden hue, the twinkle will be all the more majestic and absolutely fitting for the City of Love that will host the Games in 2024.
During the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, the Eiffel Tower will play a key role and will serve as the backdrop for the triathlon and open water swimming events in the Seine. Plus, being the tourist hotspot that it is and bludgeoned by the frenzy of the Games, people will be flocking more to get a closer look at this golden wonder, that’s for sure.