Measurement
By: Metropolis Editors | Apr 8, 2010 | Issue: 837 | No Comments | 6,692 views

Illustration by Eparama Tuibenau

The Tokyo Sky Tree, which is being built on the banks of the Sumida River, surpassed the height of Tokyo Tower late last month. How does the structure compare to other notable big things?

1. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles: 2m

2. Sperm whale, Antarctica: 16m

3. Shonan Maru 2, Antarctica: 71m

4. Godzilla, whereabouts unknown: 100m

5. Tokyo Tower: 335m

6. Tokyo Sky Tree (current): 338m

7. Tokyo Sky Tree (planned): 634m

8. Bhurj Khalifa, Dubai: 828m

9. Barad-dûr, Middle-earth: 914m

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