Leaked reports raise alarm over Eiffel Tower rust decay

Expert assessments of the state of the iconic Paris tower, built in 1889, have for several years raised the alarm over the decay caused by rust and warned that a full repair of the structure is necessary, instead of cosmetic repainting ahead of the 2024 Olympic games in the French capital, according to French media reports.

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The Eiffel Tower is riddled with rust and in need of full repairs but is getting only a cosmetic, if costly, paint job ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, according to several leaked reports cited by French media, reports Radio France Internationale.