The wrought-iron 324-meter (1,063 ft) excessive tower, constructed by Gustave Eiffel in the late nineteenth century, is among the many most visited vacationer websites in the world, welcoming about six million guests annually.
However, confidential reviews by specialists cited by Marianne recommend the monument is in a poor state and riddled with rust.
“It is simple, if Gustave Eiffel visited the place he would have a heart attack,” one unnamed supervisor on the tower instructed Marianne.
The firm that oversees the tower, Societe d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.
The tower is presently present process a repaint costing 60 million euros in preparation of the 2024 Olympics, the twentieth time the Tower has been repainted.
Some 30% of the tower was purported to have been stripped after which have two new coats utilized however delays to the work brought on by the COVID pandemic and the presence of lead in the outdated paint means solely 5% shall be handled, Marianne mentioned.
SETE is reluctant to shut the tower for a very long time as a result of of the vacationer income that will be misplaced, it added.