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Eiffel Tower closed as man climbs Paris landmark



His motivation to climb the landmark of Paris was unclear.

Officials closed the tower and began evacuating visitors after the man had been spotted for the first time.

Pictures and videos of the person who climbed to the 324-meter-high tower ("The Eiffel Tower was closed and evacuated because a person climbs it," said a spokeswoman for the landmark the day before.

Firefighters have contact The Irishman, Claire Murphy, who is vacationing in Paris, told CNN that the closure began at 2:15 pm (8:15 pm ET) and that she was still in the area

  People were trapped on the Eiffel Tower after a person had boarded the landmark.

Nearly 7 million people The Eiffel Tower, which was completed in 1889 and designed and built by Gustave Eiffel as part of a "World Exhibition" on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, celebrated last week his 130th birthday.

This is not the first time someone has tried to climb the tower. In 2015, three people were spotted climbing the landmark. Due to bombing, it was evacuated twice in 2010, 2013 because of security concerns. After the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, it was closed for two days.

In 2017, a protective glass wall about 65 millimeters (about 2.5 inches) thick, bullet-proof, was built around the base of the tower.


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