Tower FAQs:


Q: Is a tower a tall structure?

A: Yes, and taller than it is wide, often by a significant margin.

Q: Are towers still used at prisons?

A: Yes, and military camps, and defensive perimeters.

Q: Are towers stone towers located chiefly in Tibet built approximately 14th to 15th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Were towers ziggurats?

A: Yes, and which existed in Sumerian architecture since the 4th millennium BC.

Q: Is a tower subject to varying winds?

A: Yes, and vortex shedding, seismic disturbances etc.

Q: Are towers used to give visibility to help direct aviation traffic?

A: Yes.

Q: Are towers distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires and are therefore?

A: Yes, and along with tall buildings, self-supporting structures.

Q: Were towers also an important element of castles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are towers specifically distinguished from "buildings" in that they are not built to be habitable but to serve other functions?

A: Yes.