Berlin’s Fernsehturm and Sutro Tower

I realized today that despite spending a lot of time looking at each of them, I didn’t know which was taller: Berlin’s Fernsehturm or Sutro Tower. Quick answer is the TV Tower is quite a bit taller if you don’t take into account the elevation of Mount Sutro, but in order to visualize it better I stuck them next to each other, at scale.

sutrovberlinfixedIn order to do that, I had to first find silhouettes of the two structures. Fortunately there’s a public domain version of the TV tower available on Wikipedia as an SVG. I simplified and vectorized the version that Sutro Tower, Inc. uses in its antennae diagrams.


  1. robb
    Posted 15 September, 2014 at 02:48 | Permalink

    How much does Mt. Sutro add to it relative to say, the mission?

    • Parker Higgins
      Posted 15 September, 2014 at 09:49 | Permalink

      @robb: A lot. Like, probably 250m.

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