Climber Scales Eiffel Tower Prompting Authorities to Close It ‘until Further Notice’
An unidentified person was caught on camera climbing one of the most attractive and representative tourist attractions in Paris: the Eiffel Tower.
The climber, who appeared to be wearing a red jacket, was scaling up the 1,063-foot structure on its side. Due to the incident, the company that operates the tower closed it “until further notice,” adding that they were following “standard procedure.”
“The Eiffel Tower is currently closed until further notice. We kindly advise our visitors to postpone their visit,” pointed out the official Twitter account of the tower.
According to a spokeswoman of the attraction, the man allegedly entered the structure in a regular way but started climbing once he was on the second floor. At the moment, it is unclear why the climber did it.
Claire Murphy, the Deputy News Editor of the Irish Independent, was at the top of the structure when the climber was spotted, and she shared on Twitter that officials were forcing them to stay up as a security measure.
The lady’s latest tweet suggests that the incident is over already, although the Eiffel Tower’s official Twitter account has not reopened the access for tourists yet.