In the wake of the tragic terrorist attacks that have occurred in France in recent years (including the truck that drove through a crowd in Nice during Bastille Day celebrations last summer, claiming 84 lives), the city of Paris has just announced a plan to protect the Eiffel Tower (which you may be able to stay in鈥 for free!) from becoming the possible target of a terrorist plot by surrounding it with bulletproof glass.

eiffel tower at sunset

As explained by the Paris mayor鈥檚 office, an eight-foot wall of reinforced glass would 鈥渞eplace metal fences put up for the Euro 2016 football tournament鈥 and would aim to stop 鈥渋ndividuals or vehicles [from] storming the site,鈥 reports the BBC.

But don鈥檛 fret that the glass will take away from the beauty of the structure: One of its functions is actually to help 鈥渋mprove the look鈥 of the site by replacing the temporary metal barricades (which have been a serious eyesore for locals and tourists alike), in addition to 鈥淸making] access easier [and strengthening] the protection of visitors and staff.鈥

鈥淭he terror threat remains high in Paris and [its] most vulnerable sites, led by the Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures,鈥 Jean-Francois Martins, assistant mayor for tourism, told the BBC. Every year, more than six million visitors from around the world visit the famous landmark (which makes the projected 鈧20m ($21m) price tag seem totally reasonable, if you ask us).

The project has yet to be officially approved, but if it is, construction will begin later this year.

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(h/t Cosmopolitan, photos via Getty)