Eiffel Tower is about 6 inches taller in the summer than in the winter?

Eiffel tower , one of world’s 7 wonders was constructed in 1887-1889 in Paris, France and was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel  ,who designed and build the tower.

This 324 meter (1,063 ft) tall, tower is the tallest structure in Paris and that’s why a great tourist spot.

The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground.

Visitors have to purchase the tickets to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. There are total 300 steps from ground level to the first level.

Do you know Eiffel Tower is about 6 inches taller in the summer than in the winter?

Let us know the Science behind it…


The Eiffel Tower gets taller by up to 6 inches during the summer, because as  the temperature reaches 40°C. Extreme heat causes the metal to expand from its base, hence increasing the height of the Eiffel Tower. It also causes the top of the tower to tilt away from the sun by up to 7 inches. That’s because Steel expands in hot and contracts in cold. So, The Eiffel Tower is six inches taller in summer than winter.

This 324 meters tall structure on average-changes depending on the season. When the hot summer sun beats down on it, thermal expansion causes the metal to grow. The tower can swell in height by as much as 15 centimetres (6 inches). But once the hot sun goes down, the expansion decreases

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