What you see above are my feet on the new (solid) glass floor of the first level of the Eiffel Tower. We are - only - about 1/6 on the way to the top, but there are anyhow some 57 m (187 ft) to the ground. The glass is - almost – transparent.
Here you can see the limited parts of the floor which offer the pleasure to look down on the people queuing downstairs.
The first floor has just finished a two-year (€ 30-million = $ 37.5-million) makeover. Until February 15 you can even do some ice-skating there.
Although it’s not so high up, there are some interesting views. If you wish to see some photos from the higher levels, you can have a look on my preceding nine posts about the Tower.
I went there on a Tuesday morning with fairly few visitors. Anyhow, look at the difference between the queuing to the South entry where you have to use the stairs (about 350 steps to the first floor, a bit over 700 to the second floor…) and the queuing to the North entry - with lifts.