The Eiffel Tower rose six meters (nearly 20 feet) on Tuesday after engineers lifted a new communications antenna on top of France’s most iconic landmark.

Tourists watched from the Tracader esplanade as a new digital radio antenna was hoisted by helicopter. With the new antenna, the Eiffel Tower has grown from 324 meters (1,063 feet) to a height of 330 meters (1,083 feet).

Eiffel Tower President Jean-François Martins told the Associated Press that scientific progress is an integral part of the 133-year history of the Iron Lady.

“This morning is a historic moment because the Eiffel Tower is getting higher, which is not so often,” he said.

“Since the invention of radio in the early 20th century and to this day, decades after decades, the Eiffel Tower has been a partner for all radio technologies,” Martins said.

The Eiffel Tower was 312 meters (1024 feet) high when it was opened on March 31, 1889.

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