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The Eiffel Tower is reportedly in need of terrible repair

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Reuters • Updated July 5, 2022

Eiffel Toweris rusty and needs complete repair, but instead 60 million cosmetics According to a confidential report quoted by the French magazine Marianne, the work of euro painting prior to the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Built by Gustave Eiffel in the late 19th century, the 324-meter (1,063 ft) wrought-iron tower is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. There are about 6 places. 1 million visitors each year.

However, a confidential report by an expert quoted by Marianne suggests that the monument is in poor condition and rusty.

"If Gustave Eiffel visits a place where he has a heart attack, it's easy," an unnamed manager at the tower told Marianne.

The tower overseeing company, Society de Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), was unable to contact us immediately for comment. did.

The tower is currently being repainted at a cost of € 60 million in preparation for the 2024 Olympics. This is the 20th time the tower has been repainted.

Approximately 30% of the tower should have been stripped and two new coats applied, but due to the COVID pandemic and the old paint containing lead, the work Is late. Only 5% are treated, according to Marianne.

SETE added that hesitated to close the tower for a long time due to the loss of tourism revenue.