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Historical elevator's renovation: 200 unpublished photos

Monday 19 September 2011

Modified the 26/11/17

Discover the monument's site to renovate one of its historical elevators, the only heritage site of its kind in the world.

Historic lift of the Eiffel Tower

On the occasion of the 28th time of the European Heritage Days September the 17th and the 18th, nearly 3 000 visitors discovered the renovation work of one of the historic lift with a giant photography fresco and a visit of the site.

During few weeks, all visitors or tourists passing on the ground floor under the Tower, still have the opportunity to see the mural photos of 50m2 to havea look at the most spectacular steps of the renovation works.

On the ground floor under the Tower, a giant fresco of 200 unpublished photos.

Have a look at the 200 photography of some of the most spectacular steps of the renovation works!

Demonstrating the technical prowess of Gustave Eiffel's time, the Eiffel Tower's two historic elevators (located in the East and West pillars) are a stunning historical site, with mechanical features that have no equivalent anychere else in the world. In continuous operation since 1889, they must now be renovated and modernised to adapt the over a century old machinery to current regulations.

Work on the West elevator began in October 2008, without the Eiffel Tower ever closing its doors to the public. The site is huge, complex and requires extraordinary logistical and operational methods to be designer. For over 3 years a team of 45 people representing different trades have been working on this exceptional site.

Renovation of the historical lift

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