Eiffel Tower's First Floor renovation
Engineering services for the façades of the pavilions and pagodas, the skywalk and the glazed balustrade overlooking Eiffel Tower central void.
The skywalk is composed of an all-glass flooring made of triple laminated glass with a sacrificial layer. The glazed balustrade overlooking the central void comprises two layers of heat-strengthened laminated glass, to guarantee resistance to breakage, supported by built-in vertical uprights.
The project consists in demolishing the existing Eiffel and Ferrié pavilions and building two new eponymous pavilions on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, facing each other on either side of the central void. The 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant has been fitted with a new façade in keeping with the other two. The project also includes the construction of three shelters called "pagodas" next to the pillars to protect people waiting for the lifts. The Eiffel and Ferrié pavilions are slanting in order to mirror the angles of the Tower pillars. The inner façade facing the void widens inwards, forming a dual-curvature surface.