What is the world?s tallest building?
Which is taller, the London Eye or the Golden Gate Bridge?
Why do we build tall structures?
Read How Tall Is Tall? to learn about some of the world's tallest structures. Find out how we measure height and see how different types of structures compare.
Books in the Measuring and Comparing series look at simple measurements and what they mean. Each book explores the tools and units we use to measure, and gives a range of examples. Simple scale diagrams put the measurements in context and show how different objects compare. An activity at the end allows readers to put what they have learned into practice.
Table of Contents
Measuring Height 4
Why Do People Build Tall Structures? 6
Measure Your Height 8
Electrical Towers 10
Wind Turbines 12
The London Eye 14
The Golden Gate Bridge 16
The Eiffel Tower 18
The Willis Tower 20
The KVLY-TV Mast 22
The World's Tallest Structure 24
Measuring Activity 26
Tall Quiz and Facts 28
Find Out More 31