Just how tall is 40 metres?
April 24, 2012 2:53 PM Subscribe
Help me think of something famous or common that is approximately 40 metres tall.
posted by looli to Science & Nature (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My daughter is doing a project on sessile oaks, which can grow to 40 metres. One of the questions asks her to show something that is taller than the tree, something that is the same height as the tree, and something that is smaller.
We have taller (the Peace Tower of the Canadian Parliament Buildings) and smaller (her school) but I can't think of anything for the same size. Ideally it would be something that an average (Canadian) 9 year old would recognize, so either something super famous or something very familiar. I'd prefer it to be one vertical thing, so not, for example, three school buses end to end. In a pinch I will use a 12 storey building, but I would love something with more visual impact. Hope me, MeFites!