According to Cambridge, tall is used to talk about people's height. It can also be used to talk about things that are high and tall in their shape, such as trees and buildings. However, google shows both high and tall are used in the following questions:
How high/tall is the Empire State Building?
How high/tall is the Eiffel Tower?
Are high and tall equally good in both sentences above? And can I use either one in:
How high/tall is the Great Pyramid of Giza?
I have read with great pleasure all the valuable answers and comments. I just wanted to say I wasn't looking for a lengthy comparison of the two terms in every possible scenario. I would never say, for example, how tall is the International Space Station? when I mean to ask about the vertical distance from ISS to the Earth's surface. I would instead ask How high is the ISS?, or even better, How far is the ISS from Earth?. What I wanted to ask about is whether high can be used for structures lying at the surface of the Earth and extending high up for some distance, as represented by the title question, to mean the same as tall. Of all the answers given, Lambie's one has addressed this head-on. Now that I'm not a native speaker, and with all the disagreements in the comments and answers, I can't tell if @Lambie is right. But I'd especially like to thank him (or her, I really can't tell from the name) for addressing the central point of my question, regardless of whether or not he/she is right.