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  • City of Strikes: Eiffel Tower Shut to Tourists as Workers Walk Off Job

    12/27/2023 8:42:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    PARIS (AP) – The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors Wednesday because of a strike over contract negotiations timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of its creator, Gustave Eiffel. One of the world’s most-visited sites, the Eiffel Tower is typically open 365 days a year – though it is occasionally affected by strikes – and is expected to play a central role in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Some tourists were visibly dismayed upon seeing a big sign beneath its iron façade announcing the closure in multiple languages, and apologizing for the inconvenience. Others took photos anyway,...
  • Zip Line Off of the Eiffel Tower Is Opening in Paris for a Limited Time-Here’s How to Experience it

    05/31/2019 5:37:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Travel and Leisure ^ | May 31, 2019 | Talia Avakian
    Daredevils looking to get a mesmerizing view over Paris could have the lucky chance to take a zip line off of the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Perrier is back with its popular attraction, Smash Perrier, inviting people to whizz from the monumental tower to the 18thcentury École Militaire, this June. The attraction is opening to align with both the French Open, which takes place through June 9, and the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower this year, inviting lucky winners to take a ride at speeds of 90 km (about 56 miles per hour). The zip line, which...
  • Eiffel Tower closed 'until further notice' after climber scales iconic Paris attraction

    05/20/2019 9:11:23 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    One of the top tourist attractions in Paris was forced to close Monday after a person scaled the iconic Eiffel Tower. The operators of the attraction tweeted around 10 a.m. ET that the tourist site was "closed until further notice" after the unidentified climber was spotted on the top side of the tower. The climber appeared to be wearing a red jacket and was located near the top of the 1,063-foot structure. "We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit," officials said.
  • Eiffel Tower, Louvre shut down as France braces for new riots

    12/09/2018 8:59:52 PM PST · by 867V309 · 40 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 12-07-18 | Samuel Petrequin and Sylvie Corbet
    Nationwide, about 89,000 police will fan out in the streets, an increase from 65,000 last weekend, when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as the protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit the French capital in decades. In addition to the closure of the Eiffel Tower, many shops and museums across Paris, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the Grand Palais, will be shut on Saturday for safety reasons. Music festivals, operas and other cultural events in the capital were canceled.
  • Oh là là! -- Melania Dazzles with a Tri-Color Dress at the Eiffel Tower

    07/19/2017 3:58:39 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Google Images ^ | Photos from recent trip to Paris
    Oh là là, our splendid First Lady knocked my socks off again with a very original dress! The red, white and blue must have impressed the French on Bastille Day. Voltaire, the ex-prisoner, would approve! Enjoy! More pics at the Google Image link above.
  • Paris to Build a ‘Wall’ Around Eiffel Tower as Terrorism Becomes Mundane in Europe

    06/30/2017 11:33:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2017 | Jarrett Stepman
    Americans are still waiting for a border wall, but France is set to get a wall of their own by the end of the year. Unlike the American iteration, this barrier won’t be erected on the French border. It’s set to surround the Eiffel Tower to shield it from terrorist attacks. Last month, the Paris city council approved a $20 million bulletproof glass wall, just over 8 feet high, that will surround the iconic tower. In a country proudly obsessed with art and beauty, this will be an obnoxious eyesore and a reminder that war and violence is just a...
  • Paris Builds Wall Around Eiffel Tower to Counter Jihad-Terrorism #islamophobia

    02/09/2017 11:03:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Looks like France is building an “apartheid wall.” Will the islamophobia never end? While the city of Paris is spending $22 million to build a protective wall around the Eiffel Towe after a series of terror attacks, the condemn President Trump for taking measures to protect our country against jihad terrorism. PARIS BUILDS BARRIER AROUND EIFFEL TOWER TO LIMIT TERRORISM
  • Witnesses report Paris' Eiffel Tower has been evacuated

    08/05/2016 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Enchante · 108 replies
    Breakingnews.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Staff
    Witnesses report Paris' Eiffel Tower has been evacuated; cause not immediately known
  • Eiffel Tower evacuated, cordoned off by police – reports

    08/05/2016 11:47:13 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 16 replies
    RT.com ^ | 5 Aug, 2016
    The story is just some screenshots of tweets about the Eiffel Tower being evacuated, with lots of police in the area.
  • Anybody have an update on that fire at the base of the Eiffel Tower?

    07/14/2016 9:04:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Tolerance Sucks Rocks | July 15, 2016 | My bad self
    I haven't seen anything on FR about this since earlier in the evening. Everything's been about the Nice attack.
  • TERROR STRIKES SOUTH OF FRANCE DRUDGEFIRE AT EIFFEL TOWER

    07/14/2016 3:40:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | July 14,2016 | Drudge
    TERROR STRIKES SOUTH OF FRANCE FIRE AT EIFFEL TOWER
  • BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks

    07/14/2016 3:52:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 179 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 14th July 2016 | Tom Evans
    BREAKING: Heavy black smoke over Eiffel Tower as fire erupts after Nice terror attacks PLUMES of black smoke have engulfed the Eiffel Tower amid ongoing chaos in France. By Tom Evans / Published 14th July 2016
  • FRANCE Euro 2016 final marred by fan violence in Paris city centre riot under Eiffel Tower

    07/10/2016 5:55:19 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 21:35, 10 Jul 2016 | Aaron Flanagan
    French police were forced to use tear gas to end riots outside the Euro 2016 fan zone in Paris. Supporters were allegedly trying to forcibly enter the 'fan zone' to watch the final between France and Portugal in the city centre on Sunday night. But those who could not squeeze into the venue let out their frustrations and clashed with police underneath the Eiffel Tower. Police used tear gas to try and disperse the crowds who were seen to be throwing objects and lighting fires just yards from the back of the fan zone's big screen. Piles of rubbish were...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cirrus over Paris

    06/22/2016 4:45:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's that over Paris? Cirrus. Typically, cirrus clouds appear white or gray when reflecting sunlight, can appear dark at sunset (or sunrise) against a better lit sky. Cirrus are among the highest types of clouds and are usually thin enough to see stars through. Cirrus clouds may form from moisture released above storm clouds and so may herald the arrival of a significant change in weather. Conversely, cirrus clouds have also been seen on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, and Neptune. The featured image was taken two days ago from a window in District 15, Paris, France, Earth. The...
  • Eiffel Tower 'most disappointing' tourist spot

    08/16/2007 11:15:51 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 240 replies · 4,919+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/17/2007 | Natalie Paris
    The Eiffel Tower is "frustratingly overcrowded and overpriced" while Stonehenge is "just a load of old rocks" according to a report which has named the top ten most disappointing tourist spots. The Eiffel Tower topped the blacklist The Louvre's Mona Lisa and New York's Times Square also have difficulty enticing tourists to rush back, the survey reveals. Even Egypt's great pyramids, the eighth wonder of the world, made the list of underwhelming and overrated attractions, because of the oppressive heat and the persistent hawkers. But top of the list was Paris's famous tower, which almost a quarter of the 1,000...
  • BREAKING: Armed Police Converging at Pullman Hotel in Paris

    11/14/2015 1:04:14 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 91 replies
    (Translated) Armed police converging on Hotel Pullman
  • This Painting Is Going to Become Iconic

    11/13/2015 7:51:11 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 101 replies
    Twitter via motherjones.com ^ | Fri Nov. 13, 2015 | By Ben Dreyfuss
    The unfolding tragedy in Paris is almost unspeakably horrific and awful. I'm sort of at a loss for words. This viral painting from Twitter is deeply moving. Peace for Paris by Jean Jullien
  • France's Eiffel Tower shut amid security alert

    09/20/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT · by traumer · 21 replies
    France's famous Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited attractions, was closed after a man carrying a rucksack was seen climbing the tower. The alarm was quickly raised early on Sunday and the area was evacuated while anti-terror police carried out a search of the iconic landmark. Police said that so far they have been unable to find the man. France is on the highest state of alert following a spate of terror attacks this year. The Eiffel Tower, which receives as many as 30,000 daily visitors, has been the target of plots by Islamist extremists in the past....
  • Paris landmarks targeted in French night drone mystery

    02/24/2015 7:57:35 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 February 2015
    Drones have been seen flying over several sensitive landmarks in Paris in a night-time mystery that French police say is being taken seriously. At least five of the unmanned aerial machines were spotted between midnight on Monday and 0600 on Tuesday, and none of the operators has been caught. The first appeared over the US embassy and there were later sightings near the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde. French police believe the drone flights could be linked. Small drones are easy to buy but their appearance in recent months over sensitive locations has worried French authorities.
  • Terror plot targeting Eiffel Tower, Louvre foiled, French police say

    07/10/2014 8:15:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Fox News
    French authorities say they foiled an Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year. The revelation comes as the country unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, The Telegraph reported. French authorities revealed they arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France June 2013, after they found coded messages between him and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member discussing how “to conduct jihad in the place you are currently,” according to Le Parisien....