When France comes to mind you think of historic sites such as Notre Dame, The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited sites in the world, visited by over 7 million tourists and Parisians alike every year. This highly adored tourist destination was built between the years on 1887 to 1889, ending at over 324 meters tall and weighing over 10000 tonnes. Though the Eiffel tower may be beloved now by people all over the world, when it was first being built the Parisians thought it was an eyesore. This changed after world war two when the French were able to use it as a telegraph tower to help win the war. And over the last 132 years, it has become a staple to the tourist industry in France that supports their growing economy.
This makes the current events of surrounding the Eiffel tower in Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) VBIED Ballistic Glass and steel fencing in 2018 a decision that split the community again, just as much as the construction of the tower originally did. Due to the events that have passed is the last four years, where people have died due to terrorist attacks it became apparent to government bodies that highly trafficked areas, especially tourist destinations should be better protected. This introduces the installation of concrete bollards, temporary barriers and increased security.
Eventually the SETE, the company that owns and operates the Eiffel tower decided that a more permanent solution was needed, and this was the Ballistic glass fence that now covers half of the Eiffel tower grounds and the steel fence that covers the last half. This ballistic glass is over 10 feet tall and 2 inches thick.
Extra Clear ballistic glass can be used for more than just protecting the French Eiffel Tower from Vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED), and Australian Bollards is able to provide this solution all over Australia.
Whether it is used to protect Australian tourist spots, such as the Sydney Opera house or the Eureka Sky tower. Or Religious destinations such as; churches, temples, mosques, and sanctuaries or even everyday destinations such as universities, schools, shopping centers and even the cinema, Extra clear ballistic glass can be used as an extra layer of protection from the outside world.
Australian bollards believe that protection is extremely important. They pride themselves on carrying many different ranges of hostile vehicle mitigation and VBIED solutions. These solutions include our shallow and surface mounted centurion sliding bollards, our event bollards and the previously mentioned extra clear ballistic glass. For more information. please visit Australianbollards.com.au or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org