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First in Line for the New Eiffel Tower Lift


Did you know people have been going up the Eiffel Tower since 1889?


That's pretty early on, knowing it goes 300 meters high! 




As you may guess the Eiffel Tower's lifts, with all the wear throughout the years, need a lot of maintenance work done, along with the other structures, since they support all its commercial activity. 


Little bit of History! Eiffel has six lifts from the ground to the 2nd floor and two more from there to the top. After ten years, in 1899, they were renewed. In 1910 the north and south lifts were installed. The lifts' renovation began in 2008. And this time was for the north lift. 


Little bit of Data: All elevators carry an average of 110 people per travel and complete 130 travels per day. The passenger is carried by a trolley at the top and their motion is caused by a hydraulic high-pressure circuit in the basement, which was replaced in 1986.


Some Engineering Fun: Going under renovations, there'll be a replacement of all vehicles of transport, counter-weight, trolley (structure supporting the counter-weight), springs, electric transformers and other electric control pieces. There'll be a reinforcement of the counter-weight travel path.




To make all this work happen in all height until the 2nd floor, it'll be needed to create and place auxiliary structures and platforms on site. In turn, all this needs to comply with the new regulations in the lifts market plus all necessary security measures.


Slefty is supporting the structural design of all auxiliary work platforms that will also lift the equipment to the top. Those structures also need to be connected to the tower in a non-invasive way. Slefty is making sure to any damage on the tower or structural issue with the Tower's historic elements is completely avoided.


With our contribution to such a major process, you can expect the new lift to be up and running in 2021 for you to enjoy this Engineering Beauty! Très Bien!

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