It's not as tall as the Eiffel Tower, but the elevators are completely indoors and enclosed, the observation deck is also completely indoors, and even if you go to the rooftop platform, it's large, enclosed by glass, and on a platform that is recessed from the sides of the building, so even if you look over the edge, you can still see the Eiffel Tower. The only part that isn't entirely enclosed is the elevator cab itself.
The elevator takes about three minutes to travel up to the top. There are several cameras around the elevator cabin taking pictures for which you can pay 1 Euro each. The elevator does not go all the way to the top of the tower; instead, it stops at a special viewing gallery where you can view the city of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower.
The elevator was built by Schneider Electric and introduced in 1986. It uses magnetic levitation (maglev) technology to move along steel cables that circle the inside of the tower, without touching any metal parts of the structure. The elevator can carry up to 12 people at a time and is driven by an electric motor that uses magnetic forces to lift itself and its passengers upward. There is no floor indicator light because the elevator uses computer control panels to determine when it reaches its destination, just like most modern elevators do today.
In conclusion, yes, the elevator in the Eiffel Tower is glass-enclosed.
The Eiffel Tower stands 1,063 feet (324 meters) tall, including the top antenna. It is 984 feet without the antenna (300 m). It was the highest tower in the world until the Chrysler Building in New York was finished in 1930. The Eiffel Tower is still the second-highest structure in Paris (behind the Tour Montparnasse), and it is still considered an important part of the City of Light's landscape.
In 1958, the original iron skeleton of the Eiffel Tower had to be replaced after the base was damaged by heavy rains. The new tower is identical to the one that stands today, with some modifications, such as the addition of more lights.
The current height of the Eiffel Tower makes it the tallest free-standing monument in the world. Its architect, Gustave Eiffel, designed the tower for the World's Fair in 1889. He wanted something unique for France to show off to the other nations at the fair. The tower is made of wrought iron and glass, and it is painted red, white, and blue, the colors of the French flag. There are actually three different heights of towers at the Eiffel Tower: the first level is about half the height of the second level, and the second level is half the height of the third level.
2nd Floor of the Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower's second story, located 115 meters (377 feet) above ground, houses Paris' most famous observation deck. The second story of the Eiffel Tower has the Michelin-starred Le Jules Verne restaurant, as well as a spectacular observation deck.
In addition to the viewing galleries, the second story of the Eiffel Tower contains antique elevators that carry visitors up and down the tower for 1 euro ($1.30). These elevators were built in 1889 by Héricon & Cie and each can hold up to 12 people at a time. They operate according to a system of cables and drums powered by a motor installed near the base of the tower.
The elevator rides are extremely popular among tourists who want to enjoy a view of Paris while being high up in the sky. In addition, some French families with small children find the experience fun and relaxing after a long day visiting major tourist attractions in Paris.
The second story of the Eiffel Tower is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., depending on the season. It is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Tickets for the second floor observation deck can be purchased online in advance or at the ticket window at the base of the Eiffel Tower.
It was the first structure to surpass 300 meters in height. It is currently 5.2 meters taller than the Chrysler Building, thanks to the construction of a transmitting antenna at the summit of the tower in 1957. With the transmitters removed, the Eiffel Tower is the second highest free-standing structure in France, behind only the Millau Viaduct. It is also the tallest iron structure in Europe.
The Eiffel Tower is higher than the Chrysler Building but by only about 2 feet 6 inches (0.9 m). The Eiffel Tower is also thinner than the Chrysler Building. Altogether, the Eiffel Tower is about 7,308 pounds (3,250 kg) heavier than the Chrysler Building.
In terms of volume, the Eiffel Tower is about 87 cubic meters (3,100 cu ft) while the Chrysler Building is about 97 cubic meters (3,400 cu ft). The Eiffel Tower is also more massive, weighing about 23,000 tons (21,000 t), whereas the Chrysler Building weighs about 16,500 tons (14,700 t).
As for the difference in height between the two structures, that's because the Eiffel Tower is actually made up of eight smaller steel spires stuck into the ground around its base, with each spire being about 30 meters high.