Towering performance

This year, the Eiffel Tower will mark its 130th birthday, and Edgetech is helping ensure it’ll still be delighting visitors for decades to come, the company said.

When architects Moatti & Rivière produced highly complex designs for renovating the Tower’s 57.6m viewing platform, they designed a 130ft2 glass floor, offering views of the Champs de Mars below, fringed with a 2.5m glass balustrade, and a double-kinked glass facade, 8m high and 20m wide.

Both concave and convex in parts, the facade was too intricate to be manufactured in one piece and was therefore made from a mosaic of cylindrically bent rectangular panels, all incorporating Edgetech’s Super Spacer Triseal Premium Plus.

Triseal has been used in some of the world’s most striking and iconic new buildings, including Zaha Hadid’s The Opus tower in Dubai.

“It’s immensely gratifying to see Edgetech technology used in one of history’s most famous buildings,” managing director Chris Alderson said.

“Most people on the planet can recognise the Eiffel Tower, and it’s the most visited pay-to-enter monument in the world, attracting over seven million tourists every year.

“For us, having our products chosen to help safeguard the Tower for the future is a huge honour, and a testament to the incredible strength and versatility Super Spacer Triseal can offer.”