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The Eiffel Tower’s First Floor to Receive a New Look

Eiffel Tower Facelift

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.

  • Eiffel Pavilion, which houses conference facilities.
  • Ferrié Pavilion, which houses the Tower’s visitors’ center, shops and restaurants.
  • Visitor Lift Waiting Area for visitors waiting for lifts to the second floor.
  • Outdoor Public Spaces including a cultural path for visitors to learn more about the Tower.
  • 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.

    If you are visiting the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice, you can see the project at Lightbox Space presented by Moatti-Rivière Architecture Studio.

    Exhibition
    28 August – 25 November 2012
    Spazio Lightbox
    Cannaregio 3831
    Venice
    Italy

    Eiffel Tower Facelift

    Eiffel Tower Facelift

    Eiffel Tower Facelift

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