Eiffel Tower to Reopen on Friday as Strike Ends

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People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris
People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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PARIS (Reuters)

Staff at the Eiffel Tower agreed to end their strike on Thursday evening, a union official said, meaning the monument will reopen on Friday

The tower – Paris’s most famous tourist attraction – closed on Wednesday afternoon in a dispute over a new access system that workers said had caused “monstrous” queues.

 

The Eiffel Tower is seen on a summer day in Paris
The Eiffel Tower is seen on a summer day in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

Each year over 6 million visitors go up the 342-metre (1,063-foot) tower in the French capital.

 

(Reporting by Simon Carraud; Writing by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

 

 

A sign announcing the closure of the Eiffel Tower is seen at a closed ticket sales counter as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris
A sign announcing the closure of the Eiffel Tower is seen at a closed ticket sales counter as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris
People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

The Eiffel Tower is seen from below on a summer day in Paris
The Eiffel Tower is seen from below on a summer day in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris
People stand in line at an visitors information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

A sign announcing the closure of the Eiffel Tower is seen at a closed ticket sales counter as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris
A sign announcing the closure of the Eiffel Tower is seen at a closed ticket sales counter as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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