How Tall Are These 15 Popular Objects?

How Tall Are These 15 Popular Objects? (Comparison Chart)

Last updated on March 13th, 2023 at 11:53 am

In this article, I will show you the height of several objects that you are most likely familiar with.

Knowing the sizes of a variety of popular objects is not only educational but it can be interesting and fun to learn.

  1. CN Tower
  2. Empire State Building
  3. Basketball hoop
  4. Pyramid of Giza
  5. Hollywood sign
  6. Niagara Falls
  7. Giraffe
  8. German Shepherd
  9. School bus
  10. Volleyball net
  11. Stop sign
  12. Pencil
  13. Soda can
  14. Roller coaster
  15. Leaning Tower Of Pisa
How Tall Are These 15 Popular Objects?

Comparison chart

Object Height in feetHeight in metersHeight in inches
CN Tower181555321780
Empire State Building145444317448
Basketball hoop103.048120
Pyramid of Giza454.4138.55452.8
Hollywood sign4513.7540
Niagara Falls167-18851-572004-2256
German Shepherd20.6024
School bus10.53.2126
Volleyball net82.4396
Stop sign5-71.52-2.1360-84
Soda can0.300.0923.625
Roller coaster4561395472
Leaning Tower of Pisa185.9356.672231

1. CN Tower

One of the most famous structures in Canada is the CN Tower. It is located in Toronto and has a height of 1815 feet or 553 meters which is the tallest of all buildings in the country. 

The CN Tower is home to thousands of visitors every year and is famous for its entertainment, dining with an amazing view of the city, glass edgewalk, and much more.

CN tower

2. Empire State Building

Located in Manhattan, New York, the Empire State Building measures 1454 feet or 443 meters tall. 

This building was opened on May 1, 1931 and is a huge tourist attraction. Every year around 4 million people visit it’s observation decks and other features. 

The Empire State Building takes up so much space in the city, it was given its own zip code.   

3. Basketball hoop

Most basketball hoops measure 10 feet from the ground to the top of the hoop.

Most basketball leagues like the NBA, NCAA, and high school use this height. 

Other leagues for kids basketball will use a shorter height for the hoops. 

height of basketball hoop

4. Pyramid of Giza

One of the oldest and largest pyramids is the Pyramid of Giza which today measures 454.4 feet or 138.5 meters tall. 

The pyramid was originally built in the 26th century at 481 feet tall and was the tallest man made structure for over 3800 years. 

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5. Hollywood sign

One of the most popular landmarks in the USA is the famous Hollywood sign located in Los Angeles, California. 

Each letter in the sign measures 45 feet tall which is 13.7 meters. 

The Hollywood sign was built in 1923 and was meant to be used as a temporary advertisement, but ended up growing in popularity so it was left in place. 

Hollywood sign

6. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a huge tourist attraction that borders the province of Ontario Canada and the state of New York USA.

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The height of the falls varies between 167 feet (51 meters) and 188 feet (57 meters) tall depending on where you measure it from.

There are 3 waterfalls and over 168,000 cubic meters of water can flow over the falls every minute. 

I had the opportunity to visit Niagara Falls 2 times and will travel there again when I get the chance. It’s very impressive to see and I highly recommend checking it out. 

Niagara falls

7. Giraffe

When comparing the height of various items, it’s common to reference the popular giraffe. 

The giraffe is the world’s tallest living animal and can grow to around 18 feet tall for males and 14 feet for females. 

The world’s tallest giraffe currently lives in Australia and measures 18.8 feet tall which is equal to 5.7 meters.

8. German Shepherd

One of the most popular breeds of dog kept by families is the German Shepherd. These dogs are very smart and loyal making them a great pet for families.

The height of a German shepherd varies from 22 – 24 inches for females and 24 – 26 inches for males which is right around 2 feet tall when they are full grown.

I also have a list of things that are 4 feet tall which you can read here.

9. School bus

A regular-sized school bus that is commonly used for taking students back and forth to school, has a height of 10.5 feet or 3.2 meters.

This can vary slightly as some busses are designed differently and can carry more or less passengers. Some school busses are between 9.5 – 11 feet high.

school bus

10. Volleyball net

Volleyball is another popular sport around the world and can be played indoors or at the beach. 

The height of the volleyball net differs from men to women. The men’s net has a height of 2.43 m (7′ 11 5/8″) for men and 2.24 m (7′ 4 1/8″) for women.

This is the regulation size of a volleyball net used in league play.

11. Stop sign

The popular stop sign that all drivers see on a regular basis, was first introduced in 1915. They were not standardized until 1922 when the octagon shape was developed which they currently have today.

The stop sign has a height of 24 inches or 2 feet tall. They can vary slightly in height depending on their location and roadways they are being used on. 

The height of a stop sign pole can be either 5 feet tall in rural areas or 7 feet tall in business and commercial areas.

stop sign

12. Pencil

The standard wooden #2 pencils that are commonly used in schools have a height of 7.5 inches. 

This is measured from the tip of the pencil to the end of the eraser. 

13. Soda can

The standard can of soda holds 12 ounces or 355 ml of liquid. These cans are 4.83 inches tall.

Many other sizes of soda cans are used including the 16 ounces or 473 ml size which is 6.2 inches tall.

14. Kingda Ka Roller coaster

The tallest roller coaster in the world is Kingda Ka located at Six Flags in the USA.

It has a height of 456 feet or 139 meters and has held the world record for being the tallest roller coaster since 2005.

15. Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is located in the city of Pisa Italy and is famous for its unique tilting feature.

The height of the tower is 183.27 feet or 55.86 meters from the ground on the low side and 185.93 feet or 56.67 meters on the high side.

During the construction of the building in the 12th century, the tower began to tilt due to the ground not being able to support the weight

The tilting angle was measured at 5.5 degrees in 1990 and has been reduced to 3.97 degrees by being stabilized.

Leaning tower of Pisa

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