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This is the Eiffel Tower's brand new vertigo-inducing glass floor
The new floor was installed as part of a €30 million renovation of the popular attraction.

HELLO, HELLO (HOLA). We are most definitely at a place called vertigo.

Today, the Eiffel Tower unveiled a brand new glass floor that allows visitors a dizzying view of Paris from 57 metres off the ground.

The glass floor was installed as part of a €30 million refit, which took two years and includes a new display on the history of the tower as well as a conference room.

Here’s what it’s like to look up at it…

France Eiffel Tower Francois Mori / PA Wire Looking up at the new glass floor Francois Mori / PA Wire / PA Wire

And here’s what it’s like to look down.

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All those tiny black dots are people. Gulp.

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France Eiffel Tower AP / Press Association Images Yes, this madser is doing a headstand on the glass floor. As you do. AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

As well as the glass floor,  the renovation provided a chance to install wind turbines and solar panels to generate part of the tower’s energy, and the toilets will be run partly on rainwater.

The renovation of the first floor may be now complete but work on the tower never ends – it has to be repainted every seven years, a job that requires 60 tonnes of paint.

We’d give the glass floor a go. Maybe.

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