Paris details green Eiffel Tower area revamp

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The city of Paris has announced plans to revamp the area around the Eiffel Tower and turn it into a pedestrian-friendly garden.

The 72 million euro project was designed by London-based Gustafson Porter + Bowman, according to the Guardian.

The plans include, transforming the area's Trocadéro Gardens[h][i][j] into a green amphitheater space for tourists.

According to French television network France 24, the Pont d'Iena[k][l] bridge would be turned into a green walkway where pedestrians could walk or cycle across it. The bridge will also connect with gardens on opposite sides of the River Seine[m][n].

Private vehicles would be restricted, with only public and emergency transport allowed onto the bridge.

The second phase of construction, on the opposite side of the tower, will commence after the 2024 Olympics and is expected to be finished in 2030.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The area around the Eiffel Tower
2. The Trocadéro Gardens being turned into an amphitheater
3. The Pont d'Iena bridge transforming into a walkway, with limited transportation allowed on
4. The bridge connecting to gardens on the opposite sides of the River

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The city of Paris has announced plans to revamp the area around the Eiffel Tower and turn it into a pedestrian-friendly garden."

"According to the Guardian, the 72 million euro project was designed by London-based Gustafson Porter + Bowman."

"The plans include, transforming the area's Trocadéro Gardens[o][p][q] into a green amphitheater space for tourists."

"According to French television network France 24, the Pont d'Iena[r][s] bridge would be turned into a green walkway where pedestrians could walk or cycle across it."

"Private vehicles would be restricted, with only public and emergency transport allowed onto the bridge."

"The bridge will also connect with gardens on opposite sides of the River Seine[t][u]."


SOURCES: The Guardian, Reuters, France 24, The Local France, Gustafson Porter + Bowman press release,
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/07/eiffel-tower-revamp-to-turn-roads-into-garden-in-heart-of-paris
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-paris-skyline/changes-to-the-paris-skyline-non-merci-idUSKCN1SZ28R
https://www.france24.com/en/20190522-paris-hidalgo-create-green-corridor-giant-garden-between-trocadero-eiffel-tower
https://www.thelocal.fr/20190522/the-72-million-plan-to-create-largest-garden-in-paris-around-the-eiffel-tower
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/573b1a59b654f91cddb061f5/t/5ce417e13e089b00011038ea/1558452205457/Press+Note_Winner_Gustafson+Porter+%2B+Bowman.pdf