That Paris needs this overhaul around the Eiffel Tower is not necessarily common knowledge. The tower itself remains as beautiful as ever indeed, it is one of those monuments that rarely disappoints people when they see it for the first time in real life.

One of the world’s most recognizable urban spaces is slated to get a dramatic makeover. On Tuesday, Paris City Hall announced that the London-based landscape architects Gustafson, Porter and Bowman had been selected from 43 applicants to lead a major redesign of the space around the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower could soon loom over an enormous new garden at the heart of the city under proposals from the mayor of Paris.