Eiffel Tower gets taller by 6 inches in summer

Eiffel Tower gets taller by 6 inches in summer

The Eiffel Tower gets taller by up to 6 inches during the summer, when the temperature reaches as high as 40°C. Extreme heat causes the metal at the base to expand, increasing the height of the 300-metre-tall tower. It also causes the top of the tower to tilt away from the sun by up to 7 inches.