The Eiffel Tower, a landmark “has never been looked after better than now,”On Monday, the directorate commented on reports that claimed that Paris’ symbol was in a sad state.
Patrick Branco Ruivo is the general manager for the Eiffel Tower operating firm. He has given assurances that the Eiffel Tower will be operational. “continue to stand, with its iron being flawless,”According to the news agency AFP.
“For the first time in its history, the tower was scrubbed of all the layers of paint,”He said. “We discovered that the wrought iron was flawless despite the fact we inspected the part that had suffered [from rust] the most.”
Marianne in France reported last week, using confidential sources that the Eiffel Tower’s iconic landmark was in dire condition and that only cosmetic repairs had been made by authorities.
According to the magazine, the 1,083-foot-tall (330-meter) and 7,300-tonne symbol of Paris is plagued by rust but is receiving just a paint job, albeit to the tune of €60 million ($62 million), ahead of the 2024 Olympics. The outlet claims the effort will be the most expensive, but probably the most useless, in the tower’s history.
“If Gustave Eiffel visited the place he would have a heart attack,”An employee on the spot reportedly stated that the reference was to the engineer responsible for the design of the structure. “In case of an emergency, a simple layer of paint is just put over the existing layers, which flake off and do not hold, this is absurd.”
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