Around 2024 the area of the Eiffel Tower, including Trocadéro and l’Ecole militaire will add clean air to your lungs according to the Paris Mayor’s office. The area around the Eiffel Tower is going green. Vehicles of any kind will no longer circulate around either the Tower or across the Iena bridge. From the Place Varsovie on the right bank across from Chatillot to the left bank’s Quai Branly, all will be classified for pedestrians only. Work begins 2021 and continues until 2024. 3-D YouTube of the “OnEI” project (Sanitaires = Toilets)
Mayor Hidalgo commented, “My wish is that the Eiffel Tower and the bordering monuments can become truly a relaxing place, especially during the weekends for all families. Paris should be a city where you can let your children run free.”
The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announced on May 21 the project lauréat “OnEI” around the Eiffel Tower, which each year attracts around seven million visitors. Estimates are that around 20 million come to admire the Tower without ever entering the actual monument. The completion of the project will coincide with the Olympics and Paralympiques of Paris 2024.
Mayor Hidalgo awarded the American architectural firm of Gustafson Porter + Bowman (GB+B) the bid for the proposed project. The landscape architect is Kathryn Gustafson.
The advantages of the project include: more open space for pedestrians and public transportation; meets the demand for open spaces in accordance with the COP 21 (The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference); the project adds value to the Trocadéro-Eiffel Tower-École militaire area with more green space.
For more information on the project visit the exhibtion at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal until September 1, 2019. Free admission.
Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 21 boulevard Morland, 75004 Paris; Open Tuesday through Sunday 11:00-19:00; Metro: Sully-Morland or Bastille (lines 1, 5, 7 or 8); Bus 87, 86, 67