Night view of Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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    The metal structure of the Eiffel Tower weighs 7,300 tonnes while the entire structure including non-metal components is approximately 10,000 tonnes. Depending on the ambient temperature, the top of the tower may shift away from the sun by up to 18 cm (7.1 in) because of thermal expansion of the metal on the side facing the sun. The tower also sways 6–7 cm (2–3 in) in the wind. As demonstration of the economy of design, if the 7300 tonnes of the metal structure were melted down it would fill the 125 meter square base to a depth of only 6 cm (2.36 in), assuming a density of the metal to be 7.8 tonnes per cubic meter. The tower has a mass less than the mass of the air contained in a cylinder of the same dimensions, that is 324 meters high and 88.3 meters in radius. The weight of the tower is 10,100 tonnes compared to 10,265 tonnes of air.

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    11. yoursecretgirl ♥ 57 months ago | reply

      Maybe one day I'll be there too. :)

    12. Achalasia 55 months ago | reply

      Perfect !!!!!!

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    17. arifaqmal 42 months ago | reply

      Beautiful night shot. Nice composition and colours!

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