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Paris mulls plan to extend Eiffel Tower… downwards

Paris authorities are mulling a plan to extend the Eiffel Tower downwards as above ground building would spoil the French capital’s geometry, the head of the landmark’s operating company said Friday.
“Paris Council will deliberate on Tuesday or Wednesday this project for an underground building, we need further studies and we’re moving forward with the project,” deputy mayor in charge of tourism Jean-Bernard Bros told AFP.
Bros, who also heads the steel icon’s operating company SETE, said that the project had been looked at for several months and that a committee had been set up to group together all the extension studies already done. It is not possible to build at the ground level as “you have to respect the line of sight between the Ecole Militaire and the Trocadero,” Bros said, referring to two landmarks with which the tower is aligned across the Seine.

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