Sereno Architects doubles visitor capacity at top of Paris' tower as part of 120th anniversary celebrations

These are the first images of a platform to increase the amount of space for visitors at the top of the Eiffel Tower. It has been designed by French firm Sereno Architects as a competition entry being held by tower operator, Société Nouvelle d'exploitation de la Tour Eiffel.

The operator wants to build a platform as part of the Eiffel Tower's 120th anniversary celebrations to help get rid of the huge queues of visitors wanting to go up to the top of the tower.

Sereno Architects design uses a carbon fibre and Kevlar composite to double the amount of space at the top of the tower without adding too much weight.

The architect says the structure is temporary but as the Eiffel Tower was originally going to be taken down after a year the platform could end up becoming permanent.