Gradus’ Bronze Stair Edgings Fitted to the Prestigious Eiffel Tower

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01 September 2015

 

Standing 324m above the Paris skyline, the Eiffel Tower is France’s most visited tourist attraction. In the first renovation operation to be carried out at the tower in almost 30 years, the first-floor platform has been transformed with the installation of a gangway and glass panels all the way round the central void, to give visitors the impression of walking on air, 57 metres above the ground. The restoration work took place over two years, during which the tower remained open to the public.

Anthony Roberts, Product Marketing Manager for Gradus, commented: “We are very honoured to have been involved in the restoration of such a prestigious and iconic landmark. Having our product trusted to be installed in what was once the tallest building in the world, and famed for its spiralling stair cases, is a huge compliment. With almost seven million visitors a year, the staircases at the Eiffel Tower see exceptionally heavy traffic on a daily basis, so it was crucial to specify fit-for-purpose stair edgings with a proven track record.”

“The products chosen for this project are robust and ensure safe travel, and just as importantly, the opulent bronze profiles compliment the tower’s magnificence.”
 
“Whilst we are relied upon to deliver exceptional quality and service to many worldwide iconic projects, this one stands-out and particularly resonates with us.”

Gradus’ Traditional Bronze stair edgings have been installed on 20 staircases that guide visitors from the upper deck to the scenic view promenade. The profiles feature a slip-resistant insert, which maximises underfoot contact and reduces the risk of slips, trips and falls.

Gradus’ Bronze stair edgings range complies with the latest legislation standards and guidelines including Approved Document M and BS8300:2009+A1:2010.

For further information on the full range of stair edgings available from Gradus, please contact 01625 428922 or visit www.gradus.com