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