Since humans settled from nomadic lifestyles and began employing building materials, occupying land, and trading with neighbors, measurement has been critical.
One of the most prevalent metrics that is utilized daily is length. This can give you the distance to the nearest town, as well as the width and height of practically everything.
In this piece, things that are around 200 meter will be discussed alongside interesting facts about each.
1. Main Tower Frankfurt
The Main Tower is a 56-story, 200-meter (656-foot) skyscraper in Frankfurt’s Innenstadt area. It takes its name from the Main River, which runs through the area. When the antenna spire is included, the structure is 240 meters (787 feet).
The tower features two public observation platforms and five basement floors. It is Frankfurt’s only skyscraper with a public viewing observatory. It is tied with Tower 185 as Frankfurt’s fourth-tallest skyscraper and Germany’s fourth-tallest building.
The architecture of the skyscraper appears to be two interconnected towers. The smaller of the two has a cuboid shape and a 1970s architecture design. The transmission tower is located on top of the second and taller of the two towers, which is a circular tower with an entirely blue glass exterior.
The building, which was constructed between 1996 and 1999, serves as the headquarters for Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba).
The German offices of Merrill Lynch and Standard & Poor’s, as well as a television studio of the Hessischer Rundfunk, are among the other tenants.
The Main Tower also houses prominent US law firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The first tenants came in on November 5, 1999, and the building was officially opened on January 28, 2000.
2. Turning Torso, Malmö Sweden
The tallest building in Scandinavia, Turning Torso, is a neo-futurist residential skyscraper in Sweden. It was built and is owned by Swedish cooperative group HSB and is located in Malmö, on the Swedish side of the Oresund strait. It is recognized as the world’s first twisted skyscraper.
It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect, structural engineer, artist, and painter, and opened on August 27, 2005. With 54 storeys and 147 units, it reaches a height of roughly 200 meters.
Turning Torso received the Gold Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2005, as well as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 10 Year Award in 2015.
Turning Torso is based on a Calatrava artwork known as Twisting Torso, which is a white marble sculpture in the shape of a twisting human body.
It’s a solid, immobile structure made up of nine five-story pentagon pieces that twist in relation to one another as they ascend; the topmost segment is twisted 90 degrees clockwise from the ground floor.
Each level is made out of an irregular pentagonal shape spinning around a vertical core supported by a steel framework on the outside. The lower two portions are meant to be used as office space. There are 147 flats in segments three through nine.
3. Montparnasse Tower
Tour Maine-Montparnasse, often known as Tour Montparnasse, is a 210-meter (689-foot) office tower in Paris’s Montparnasse neighborhood.
It was the highest tower in France until 2011 when it was overtaken by the 231-meter (758-foot) Tour First, which was built between 1969 and 1973.
Outside of the La Défense commercial zone, it is still the highest skyscraper in Paris. It is the 14th highest skyscraper in the European Union as of February 2020. Eugène Beaudouin, Urbain Cassan, and Louis Hoym de Marien planned the tower, which was erected by Campenon Bernard.
The 59-story structure is located on top of the Montparnasse – Bienvenüe Paris Métro station.
The restaurant Le Ciel de Paris is located on the 56th level, 200 meters above ground, and the terrace on the top floor is open to the public for viewing the city.
4. Meriton World Tower
Construction started in 2001 and ended in 2004. The World Tower, designed by Meriton, won the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2004 and was temporarily Australia’s tallest residential skyscraper from 2004 to 2006.
The World Tower has 75 storeys above ground, ten levels below ground, 15 lifts, and 701 residential units. A pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, games area, and a private 24-seat theatrette are available in each of the building’s three residential sections. On levels 38 and 61, the pool and spa areas offer 180-degree views of Sydney.
5. One Canada Square
César Pelli collaborated with Adamson Associates and Frederick Gibberd Coombes on One Canada Square. The design and shape are inspired by previous structures such as Brookfield Place and Elizabeth Tower.
The structure is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The pyramid roof, which contains a flashing aircraft warning light, is one of the building’s most prominent features. This is a rare feature for buildings in the United Kingdom.
Although there are some retail units on the lower ground floor, One Canada Square is largely utilized for offices. There isn’t any kind of observation deck.
It is a prestigious office location that was leased as of October 2017. The structure is a London landmark, and it has received a lot of attention as one of the UK’s tallest buildings thanks to film, television, and other media.
6. Meteorological tower of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
A measurement tower or mast, often known as a meteorological tower or mast (met tower or met mast), is a free-standing tower or removable mast that bears measuring instruments with meteorological instruments, such as thermometers and wind speed instruments.
Measurement towers are an important part of rocket launch sites because precise wind conditions are required for a successful launch.
Met masts are essential in the establishment of wind farms because precise wind speed measurements are required to determine how much energy will be produced and whether the turbines will survive on the site.
The Meteorological tower of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe is located in Germany and was built in 1972 with a height of 200m.
7. Rodeser Berg Meteorological mast
Just like the Meteorological tower of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, the Rodeser Berg Meteorological mast serves the same function.
It is located in Germany too, has the same height as the former but was however built-in 2011.
8. 2 Football Pitches
Between the goal lines, the rectangular field of play for American football games measures 100 yards (91.44 m) long and 160 feet (48.8 m) wide (53+13 yards).
The field is made of grass. From the above measurement descriptions, it follows that, if two of these pitches are combined they’ll be around 200 meters long.
The dimension of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about the dimension of stuff is how extremely long, tall and wide some objects are both on earth and in the universe.