The renovation of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most recognized structures in the world, began in 2012 and will be completed later this year under the supervision of the Moatti-Riviere architectural practice, transforming the first floor into an entertaining learning experience.
The designers also implemented sustainable elements into the new design so that it now incorporates solar, wind and hydraulic power along with LED lighting. The cost for the renovation was of 34.6 million dollars and it includes the reconstruction of the first floor of the Eiffel Tower and of the Ferrie pavilions that house the welcoming center, a restaurant and retail spaces.
The update will offer new conference rooms, a multipurpose theater with 200 seats, a visitor center and a museographic path outdoors leading to the first floor. The flooring will be made of glass to improve the view and there will also be new accessibility options that will permit disabled visitors on the first floor.