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When Lightning Strikes….

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower’s intricate iron framework makes it one of the most recognisable constructions in the world. Along with its fine framework comes an attraction to lightning. When a path of ionized air approaches the ground during a thundercloud, the electric field is strongest on objects connected to the ground whose tops are closest to the base of the thundercloud, such as trees and tall structures.

Christ The Redeemer

One of the biggest attractions in Brazil, Christ The Redeemer stands on the peak of Hunchback Mountain with his arms spread wide overlooking the beautiful city of Rio. Standing nearly 40 meters high and on top of the 710 meter mountain, there’s no wonder the Jesus statue attracts the electric forces which plough down from above.

The Statue Of Liberty

Standing on Liberty Island, since being built in 1886, The Statue of Liberty is thought to have been struck by around 600 bolts of lightning every year. At 305ft tall, the statue is made up of enormous copper plates and weighs 225 tons in total. The Island is accessible only by ferry, however if you want to catch a glimpse of a the infamous statue, head to New York for a holiday of a lifetime!

The Sydney Harbor Bridge

Standing at the foot of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge attracts tourists from around the world, looking to experience the ultimate unforgettable moment of climbing the substantial steel span. With the top of the arch standing 134 metres above sea level and its steelwork weighing a total of 52,800 tonnes, there’s no wonder the Sydney Harbor Bridge attracts so much attention from the stormy clouds above.

The CN Tower, Toronto

The CN Tower is Toronto’s tallest and most defining landmark. Stretching more than 550 metres into the sky, the CN Tower serves as a hub for telecommunications across the city, as well as becoming a major tourist attraction. Tourists can dine in the tower’s revolving 360 Restaurant or test their courage by walking across the 113 story-high glass floor. With enough to keep its guests busy throughout the day, let’s just hope and pray that the lightning stays away!