Post glass breakage performance of SentryGlas® interlayer key to new glass floor and balustrades at The Eiffel Tower, Paris Laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer is helping to ensure the safety and security of visitors to the recently upgraded glass floor and balustrades on the first floor of The Eiffel Tower – the most visited paying monument in the world. rchitectural firm Moatti-Riviere was commissioned by SETE (the company that operates the Eiffel Tower) to transform the 5,000 square metre (54,000 square feet) first floor space into one of the most spectacular places to visit in Paris. The refurbished first floor of the Eiffel Tower, which opened in October 2014, now offers visitors a double attraction: an incredible view of the city, as well as a unique view of the Tower itself.
This was accomplished by installing clear glass guardrails around the Tower’s central opening and, behind these barriers, a path of transparent glass. At a height of 57 metres (187 feet) above the ground, visitors now have the impression of walking on air above the overhanging vantage point of the first floor – adding considerable appeal to this already popular tourist attraction.
The original opaque floor has been partly replaced by a 128 square metre (1380 square feet) glass floor. Laminated safety glass with SentryGlas® interlayer is installed in the first floor, in both the glass floor and the balustrades, which are inclined outwards.
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