List of tallest towers

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This is a list of extant towers that fulfill the engineering definition of a tower: "a tall human structure, always taller than it is wide, for public or regular operational access by humans, but not for living in or office work, and are self-supporting or free-standing, which means no guy-wires for support."[1][2][3] The definition means the exclusion from this list of continuously habitable buildings and skyscrapers as well as radio and TV masts. Also excluded from this list because they are not designed for public or regular operational access are bridge towers or pylons, wind turbines, chimneys, transmission towers, sculptures and most large statues and obelisks.

The Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Japan has been the tallest tower since 2012.

Towers are most often built to use their height for various purposes and can stand alone or as part of a larger structure. Some common purposes are for telecommunications, and as a viewing platform.

The Tokyo Skytree, completed in February 2012, is 634 m (2,080 ft), making it the tallest tower, and third-tallest free-standing structure in the world.[4][5][6]

Entirely self-supported towersEdit

Towers taller than 250 metresEdit

bold Denotes tower that is or was once the tallest in the world
Rank Name Pinnacle height Year Structure Country City Remarks
1 Tokyo Skytree 634 m (2,080 ft) 2012 Lattice tower   Japan Tokyo Tallest tower in the world since 2011
2 Canton Tower 604 m (1,982 ft) 2010 Steel & concrete   China Guangzhou Tallest in the world 2009–11
3 CN Tower 553.3 m (1,815 ft) 1976 Concrete   Canada Toronto Tallest freestanding structure in the world 1975–2007, and was the world's tallest tower until 2009, tallest in the western hemisphere
4 Ostankino Tower 540.1 m (1,772 ft) 1967   Russia Moscow Tallest freestanding structure in the world, 1967–75, tallest in Europe
5 Oriental Pearl Tower 468 m (1,535 ft) 1994 Concrete   China Shanghai Tallest in China 1994–2007
6 Milad Tower 435 m (1,427 ft) 2008   Iran Tehran Tallest in the Middle East and West Asia
7 Kuala Lumpur Tower 421 m (1,381 ft) 1994   Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Tallest in Malaysia & South East Asia.
8 Tianjin Radio and Television Tower 415.2 m (1,362 ft) 1991   China Tianjin Tallest in Asia 1991–1994, tallest in North China
9 Central Radio and TV Tower 405 m (1,329 ft) 1992 Beijing
10 Zhongyuan Tower 388 m (1,273 ft) 2011 Steel Zhengzhou
12 Tashkent Tower 374.9 m (1,230 ft) 1985   Uzbekistan Tashkent Tallest in Central Asia
13 Liberation Tower 372 m (1,220 ft) 1996 Concrete   Kuwait Kuwait City
14 Almaty Tower 371.5 m (1,219 ft) 1983 Steel   Kazakhstan Almaty
15 Riga Radio and TV Tower 368.5 m (1,209 ft) 1986   Latvia Riga Tallest in the European Union
16 Berliner Fernsehturm 368 m (1,207 ft) 1969 Concrete   Germany Berlin Tallest structure in Germany
17 Küçük Çamlıca Radio and TV Tower 365.5 m (1,199 ft) 2020   Turkey Istanbul
18 Lotus Tower 350 m (1,150 ft) 2019   Sri Lanka Colombo Tallest structure in South Asia
19 The Strat 350.2 m (1,149 ft) 1996   United States Las Vegas Tallest observation tower in the United States
20 West Pearl Tower 339 m (1,112 ft) 2004   China Chengdu
21 Macau Tower 338 m (1,109 ft) 2001   China Macau
22 Europaturm 337.5 m (1,107 ft) 1979   Germany Frankfurt
23 Dragon Tower 336 m (1,102 ft) 2000 Lattice Tower   China Harbin
24 Tokyo Tower 332.6 m (1,091 ft) 1958 Lattice Tower   Japan Tokyo Tallest in the world 1958–67
25 Arqiva Tower (Emley Moor) 330.4 m (1,084 ft) 1971 Concrete   United Kingdom Kirklees Tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom
26 Huai'an TV Tower[7][8] 329.8 m (1,082 ft) 2015   China Huaiyin
28 Sky Tower (Auckland) 328 m (1,076 ft) 1997   New Zealand Auckland Tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere
29 Vilnius TV Tower 326.5 m (1,071 ft) 1980   Lithuania Vilnius
30= Saint Petersburg TV Tower 326 m (1,070 ft) 1962 Lattice Tower   Russia Saint Petersburg
30= Linyi Radio & TV Tower[9][10] 326 m (1,070 ft) 2010 Steel   China Linyi
32 Eiffel Tower 324 m (1,063 ft) 1889 Lattice Tower   France Paris First to surpass 300 metres, tallest tower in the world 1889–1958, oldest in this list
34 Rameswaram TV Tower 323 m (1,060 ft) 1995 Concrete   India Rameswaram
35 Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower 318.5 m (1,045 ft) 1996   China Nanjing
37 Tallinn TV Tower 314 m (1,030 ft) 1980 Concrete   Estonia Tallinn
38 Yerevan TV Tower 311.7 m (1,023 ft) 1977 Lattice Tower   Armenia Yerevan [11]
39 Tortoise Mountain TV Tower 311.4 m (1,022 ft) 1986 Concrete   China Wuhan China's first self-supported TV tower
40 Baku TV Tower 310 m (1,020 ft) 1996   Azerbaijan Baku
41 Sydney Tower 305 m (1,001 ft) 1981   Australia Sydney
42 Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower 305.5 m (1,002 ft) 1989   China Shenyang
44= Jaisalmer TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 1993   India Jaisalmer
44= Samatra TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 1999   India Bhuj
44= VRT Toren 300 m (984 ft) 1996   Belgium Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
48 Zhuzhou Television Tower 293 m (961 ft) 1999 Lattice Tower   China Zhuzhou
49 Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg 292 m (958 ft) 1977 Concrete   Germany Nuremberg
50 Olympiaturm 289.5 m (950 ft) 1968 Munich
51 Telemax 282.2 m (926 ft) 1992 Hannover
52 Shijiazhuang TV Tower[12] 280 m (920 ft) 1998 Lattice Tower   China Shijiazhuang
53 Heinrich-Hertz-Turm 279.7 m (918 ft) 1968 Concrete   Germany Hamburg
54 Central Plains Pearl TV Tower[13][14] 278 m (912 ft) 1998 Steel   China Luoyang
55 Perm TV Tower 275 m (902 ft) 2016   Russia Perm Beltless gridshell made of hot-rolled pipes. The tallest tower of this type. (Image)
56 Georgia Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower 274.5 m (901 ft) 1972   Georgia Tbilisi
57 Hillbrow Tower 269 m (883 ft) 1971 Concrete   South Africa Johannesburg Tallest in Africa
58 Kaifeng TV Tower 268 m (879 ft) 1995   China Kaifeng
59 Colonius 266 m (873 ft) 1981   Germany Cologne
60 Minaret of Djamaa el Djazaïr 265 m (869 ft) 2019   Algeria Algiers
61 Novorossiysk TV Tower 261.5 m (858 ft) 1996   Russia Novorossiysk
62 Daqing Radio and Television Tower 260 m (850 ft) 1989 Lattice tower   China Daqing
63= Moscow Octod Tower 258 m (846 ft) 2006 Steel   Russia Moscow Beltless gridshell made of hot-rolled pipes.
63= Olympic Park Observation Tower 258 m (846 ft) 2014   China Beijing
64 Endem TV Tower 257 m (843 ft) 2008 Concrete   Turkey Istanbul
65 Volgograd TV Tower 256 m (840 ft) 2016 Steel   Russia Volgograd (Image)
66 Fernmeldeturm Kühkopf 255 m (837 ft) 1976 Concrete   Germany Koblenz
67= Donauturm 252 m (827 ft) 1964   Austria Vienna
67= Fernsehturm Dresden-Wachwitz 252 m (827 ft) 1969   Germany Dresden

Towers between 200 and 250 metres tallEdit

Please read the list criteria in the introduction before adding any entry.

Tower Pinnacle height Year Country City Remarks
St. Chrischona Tower 250 m 1984    Switzerland Bettingen
Jeddah TV Tower 250 m 2006   Saudi Arabia Jeddah
TK Elevator Test Tower 246 m 2017   Germany Rottweil
Shaanxi Provincial TV Tower 245 m 1987   China Xi'an
Yakutsk TV Tower 242 m 1982   Russia Yakutsk
Rheinturm Düsseldorf 240.5 m 1981   Germany Düsseldorf Was 234.2 m before another antenna was mounted in 2004
Pattaya Park Tower[15] 240 m ?   Thailand Pattaya
N Seoul Tower 239.7 m 1975   South Korea Seoul
Foshan TV Tower[16] 238 m 1995   China Foshan
Sentech Tower 237 m 1962   South Africa Johannesburg
Bremen-Walle Telecommunication Tower 235.7 m 1986   Germany Bremen-Walle
Pitampura TV Tower 235 m 1988   India Delhi
Birobidzhan TV Tower 234 m 1972   Russia Birobidzhan Image
Fukuoka Tower 234 m 1989   Japan Fukuoka
Qingdao TV Tower 232 m 1994   China Qingdao
Yekaterinburg TV Tower 231,7 m 1991   Russia Yekaterinburg
Torrespaña 231 m 1982   Spain Madrid
Tower of the Americas 228.6 m 1968   United States San Antonio, Texas
Torre Espacial 228 m 1980   Argentina Buenos Aires
Katanga TV Tower 225 m 1992   India Jabalpur
Karabash TV Tower 225 m 2007   Russia Karabash Image
Brasilia TV Tower 224 m 1965   Brazil Brasilia
Buková hora TV Tower 223 m 1975   Czech Republic Bukova hora
Fernmeldeturm Münster 42 222.5 m 1986   Germany Münster
Belgorod TV Tower 220.9 m 2013   Russia Belgorod Image
Cherepovets TV Tower 220 m 1987   Russia Cherepovets Image
Florianturm 219.6 m 1959   Germany Dortmund
Jilin Radio and TV Tower[17] 218 m 1997   China Jilin
Guangzhou TV Tower 1991 Guangzhou
Fernsehturm Stuttgart 216.8 m 1956   Germany Stuttgart-Degerloch World's first concrete TV tower
Prague - Žižkov Television Tower 216 m 1992   Czech Republic Prague
Kyshtym TV Tower 213 m[18] 1983   Russia Kyshtym Image
Yuryuzan TV Tower 213 m[18] ?   Russia Yuryuzan
Zlatoust TV Tower 213 m[18] 1983   Russia Zlatoust
Fernmeldeturm Mannheim 212.8 m 1975   Germany Mannheim
Fernmeldeturm Berlin 212 m 1964   Germany Berlin
Turkmenistan Broadcasting Centre 211 m 2011   Turkmenistan Ashgabat
Minaret of Hassan II Mosque 210 m 1993   Morocco Casablanca
Arkhangelsk TV Tower [ru] 208 m 2003   Russia Arkhangelsk
Ujudvar TV Tower[19] 206 m 1972   Hungary Ujudvar
Baghdad Tower 205 m 1994   Iraq Baghdad Formerly International Saddam Tower
Donnersberg TV Tower[20] 204.82 m 1962   Germany Donnersberg
Vyborg TV Tower 204.6 m 1966   Russia Vyborg Image
Avala TV Tower 204.5 m 1965   Serbia Avala, near Belgrade Destroyed in NATO bombing on 29 April 1999; reconstruction completed October 2009; tallest in the Balkans
Rousse TV Tower 204 m 1987   Bulgaria Rousse
Edineţ TV Tower[21] 204 m ?   Moldova Edineţ 3803 KM design
Rēzekne TV Tower[22] 204 m ?   Latvia Rēzekne 3803 KM design
TV tower Helpterberge[citation needed] 203.2 m 1981   Germany Helpterberge
Klaipeda Radio and Television Station[23] 202 m 1960   Lithuania Klaipeda 3803 KM design
Woobang Tower[24] 202 m 1992   South Korea Daegu

Towers between 150 and 200 metres tallEdit

Please read the list criteria in the introduction before adding any entry.

Tower Pinnacle height Year Country City Remarks
Xuzhou TV Tower[25] 199 m 1990   China Xuzhou
Zendmast Roermond 197.7 m 1957   Netherlands Roermond
Dushanbe TV Tower 197 m 1970   Tajikistan Dushanbe
KPN Tower Hilversum 196 m 1973   Netherlands Hilversum
Bantiger TV Tower 196 m 1996    Switzerland Bolligen
Sky Tower Nishitōkyō 195 m 1988   Japan Nishitōkyō, Tokyo
Telstra Tower 1980   Australia Canberra
Kamzik TV Tower 194 m 1975   Slovakia Bratislava
Gateway Arch 192 m 1965   United States St. Louis
KPN-Zendmast Waalhaven 191.5 m 1962   Netherlands Rotterdam-Waalhaven
Dalian Radio and TV Tower[26] 190.5 m 1990   China Dalian
Calgary Tower 190 m 1967   Canada Calgary
BT Tower 189 m 1964   United Kingdom London
Kuantan 188 188 m 2020   Malaysia Kuantan Tallest tower in east coast of Malaysia.
Cairo Tower 187 m 1961   Egypt Cairo
Telecom Italia Tower Rozzano 1990   Italy Rozzano - Milan
Kuwait Towers 1979   Kuwait Kuwait City
Vitosha Mountain TV Tower 186 m 1985   Bulgaria Vitosha Mountain
Euromast 186 m 1962   Netherlands Rotterdam
Monument to the Constitution 185 m 2011   Turkmenistan Ashgabat [27]
TV tower Decquede 184.5 m 1959   Germany Dequede
Space Needle 184 m 1962   United States Seattle
Brasilia Digital TV Tower 182 m 2012   Brazil Brasília, DF
Nagoya TV Tower 180 m 1954   Japan Nagoya
PL Peace Tower 1970 Tondabayashi
Hošťálkovice transmitter 1979   Czech Republic Ostrava
Samut Prakan Observation Tower 179.55 2017   Thailand Samut Prakan
Telecommunication Tower Bungsberg 179 m 1977   Germany Bungsberg
Löffelstelz Transmitter 2000   Germany Bad Mergentheim
Monte da Virgem Tower 177 m ?   Portugal Vila Nova de Gaia
Pécs TV Tower 176 m 1973   Hungary Pécs
Olympic Stadium tower
175.3 m 1987   Canada Montreal Highest inclined tower in the world, with its 45-degree angle.
Zendstation Markelo 174.4 m ?   Netherlands Markelo
San Jacinto Monument 172.92 m / 567.31 ft 1939   United States La Porte, Texas World's tallest monumental column
Reunion Tower 170.7 m 1978 Dallas
Iriški Venac TV Tower 170 m 1975   Serbia near Novi Sad
Juche Tower 1982   North Korea Pyongyang
Riyadh TV Tower 1981   Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Spinnaker Tower 2005   United Kingdom Portsmouth
Washington Monument 169.3 m / 555 ft 5 in 1884   United States Washington, DC Observation level at 152 m
Zagreb TV Tower 169 m 1973   Croatia Zagreb
Fernmeldeturm Bödefeld 173 m 1968   Germany Schmallenberg-Bödefeld
Näsinneula Observation Tower 168 m 1971   Finland Tampere Located at Särkänniemi amusement park
Menara Alor Setar 165.5 m 1997   Malaysia Alor Setar The tallest structure in Alor Setar and Kedah.
Hünenburg Telecommunication Tower 165 m 1972   Germany Bielefeld-Hühnenburg Also known as Fernmeldeturm Teutoburger Wald
Las Vegas Eiffel Tower 164.6 m 1999   United States Las Vegas Replica of Eiffel Tower
Praděd TV Tower 162 m 1983   Czech Republic Praděd Mountain
British Airways i360 161 m 2016   United Kingdom Brighton Thinnest tall tower in the world[28]
Osaka Tower 160 m 1966   Japan Osaka
Skylon Tower 1965   Canada Niagara Falls
Blackpool Tower 158 m 1894   United Kingdom Blackpool
Gold Tower 1988   Japan Utazu, Kagawa
Snejanka tower 156 m 1978   Bulgaria Pamporovo - Mount Snejanka Also known as Pamporovo TV Tower
Kaknäs TV Tower 155 m 1964   Sweden Stockholm
Funkturm Arsenal 1975   Austria Vienna
Kaikyo Yume Tower 153 m 1996   Japan Shimonoseki
BT Tower 152 m 1967   United Kingdom Birmingham
Dubai Frame 150.001 m 2017   United Arab Emirates Dubai [29]
Funkturm Berlin 150 m 1926   Germany Berlin Only observation tower standing on insulators
Galaţi TV Tower 1978   Romania Galaţi
SM Seaside City Cebu Tower 2016   Philippines Cebu City, Philippines

Towers between 100 and 150 metres tallEdit

Please read the list criteria in the introduction before adding any entry.

Tower Pinnacle height Year Country City Remarks
St. Nikolai, Hamburg 147.3 m 1846–77   Germany Hamburg Church ruin
Sapporo TV Tower 147.2 m 1957   Japan Sapporo
Dobrich TV Tower 146 m 1979   Bulgaria Dobrich
Pasilan linkkitorni 1983   Finland Helsinki
Fallturm Bremen 1990   Germany Bremen
Vasco da Gama Tower 145 m 1998   Portugal Lisbon
Strasbourg Cathedral 144 m 1176–1439   France Strasbourg
Nozema Tower Wormer 1968   Netherlands Wormer
Zigong TV Tower 143.6 m 1988   China Zigong
Akita Port Tower Selion 1994   Japan Akita
Heubach Telecommunication Tower 142.8 m 1965   Germany Heubach
Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower 142 m 1978   Germany Porta Westfalica-Jakobsberg
Monte Mario Tower 140 m ?   Italy Rome
Nozema Zendstation 139.5 m 1957   Netherlands Mierlo
MAHA Tower Langkawi 138 m 2021   Malaysia Langkawi The tallest structure on the island of Langkawi.
Twin Arch 138 1995   Japan Ichinomiya
Goes TV Tower 137 m 1957   Netherlands Goes Also known as Nozema TV Tower Goes. Between 1957 and 2007 153 m tall.
Hohenstadt Transmission Tower ?   Germany Hohenstadt
Monas 1975   Indonesia Jakarta
Higashiyama Sky Tower 134 m 1989   Japan Nagoya
Radio City Tower 1969   United Kingdom Liverpool
KLIA2 Control Tower 133.8m 2013   Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Tallest air-traffic control tower in the world[30]
Mulleklenkes 133 m 1984   Germany Aachen Radio-DVB-T Transmission Tower de:Mulleklenkes
Nozema Zendstation The Hague 1965   Netherlands The Hague
BKK Control Tower 132.2 m 2006   Thailand Bang Phli Second-tallest air-traffic control tower in the world
Telefónica Chile Tower 132 m 1996   Chile Santiago
TV-toren Ittervoort ?   Netherlands Ittervoort
Telecommunication Tower Leipzig ?   Germany Leipzig
Kyoto Tower 131 m 1964   Japan Kyoto
1000 Islands SkyDeck 130 m 1965   Canada Hill Island, Ontario
TV Tower Nordhelle 1984   Germany Nordhelle
Telecommunication tower Großerlach 1985 Großerlach
Zendstation Loon op Zand 1986   Netherlands Loon op Zand
KUL Control Tower 1998   Malaysia Kuala-Lumpur
Independence Monument 128.001 m   Turkmenistan Ashgabat [31]
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń 128m 2004   Poland Licheń
Express Lift Tower 127.45 m 1980–82   United Kingdom Northampton
Torre Entel 127.4 m 1974   Chile Santiago
Glasgow Tower 127 m 2001   United Kingdom Glasgow
Aliant Tower 127 m 1971   Canada Moncton
Dreamworld Tower 126.5m 1997   Australia Dreamworld, Coomera
Sender Inselsberg 126 m 1974   Germany Inselsberg Mountain Was 43.31 when constructed in 1939
Grobal Tower 125 m 1995   Japan Beppu
FMT 6 - Brackenheim ?   Germany Brackenheim
Chiba Port Tower 1986   Japan Chiba
Atakule Tower 1989   Turkey Ankara
Riga Radio Station ?   Latvia Riga
Gatlinburg Space Needle 124 m 1970   United States Gatlinburg
Tyholttårnet 1985   Norway Trondheim
Banharn-Jamsai Tower 123.25 m 1994   Thailand Suphan Buri
Salisbury Cathedral 123 m 1220–1320   United Kingdom Salisbury
Mont Pèlerin TV Tower 122.6 m 1974    Switzerland Mont Pèlerin
Pääskyvuoren linkkitorni 122 m 1964   Finland Turku
Ginosa Water Tower ?   Italy Ginosa
Zendstation Megen 121 m 1980   Netherlands Megen
Fernmeldeturm Duisburg   Germany Duisburg
Busan Tower 120 m 1973   South Korea Busan
Gibloux Radio Tower 118.7 m ?    Switzerland Sorens
Crossland Tower 118 m 1994   Japan Oyabe, Toyama
Silistra TV Tower 117 m 1979   Bulgaria Silistra
Lisebergstornet 116.1 m 1990   Sweden Göteborg
Observation tower of la Cité de l'Énergie 115 m ?   Canada Shawinigan, Quebec
Bernauer Birzel 115 m ?   Germany Bernau
ArcelorMittal Orbit 114.001 m 2012   United Kingdom London [32]
Torrazzo of Cremona 112.7 m 1309   Italy Cremona
Domtoren 112.5 m 1328   Netherlands Utrecht Free-standing medieval church tower, see also list of tallest churches
Bytków TV Tower 110 m ?   Poland Siemianowice Śląskie
Tiger Sky Tower 2004   Singapore Sentosa Island
Taming Sari Tower 2008   Malaysia Melaka First gyro tower in Malaysia, also the tallest gyro tower in Malaysia.
Exelberg Telecommunication Tower 109 m   Austria Vienna
Torre Branca 108.6 m 1933   Italy Milan
Casino Tower 108.204 m 1964   Canada Niagara Falls [33]
Kobe Port Tower 108 m 1963   Japan Kobe
Tour Hertzienne TDF de Romainville 108 m 1984   France Paris-Romainville Also known as Tour Relais TDF
Goryokaku Tower 107 m 2006   Japan Hakodate
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 1915   United States Put-in-Bay, Ohio World's most massive Doric column; fourth-tallest memorial in the U.S.
Torre Jaume I 1931   Spain Barcelona Connected with Torre Sant Sebastia by Port Vell Aerial Tramway
Bremerhaven Radar Tower 106.1 m 1965   Germany Bremerhaven
Yokohama Marine Tower 106 m 1961   Japan Yokohama
Borisova Gradina TV Tower 1959   Bulgaria Sofia
Baiterek 105.001 m 2002   Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan [34]
Tsutenkaku 103 m 1956   Japan Osaka
Scream 1992   Germany Soltau - Heidepark Gyro-Drop Tower
Total Tower 102.4 m 1994   United States Denver
Atomium 102.001 m 1958   Belgium Brussels [35]
Roi Et Observation Tower 101 m 2020   Thailand Roi Et
Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower 100 m 1908   United Kingdom Birmingham, England
Beppu Tower 1957   Japan Beppu
Hakata Port Tower 1964   Japan Fukuoka
Ještěd TV Tower 1968   Czech Republic Jested
Hokkaido Centennial Monument 1970   Japan Sapporo
Bazita Peak TV Tower 1975   Hungary Zalaegerszeg
Holstein Tower 1988   Germany Sierksdorf Additionally guyed Gyro-Tower
Faro de Moncloa 1992   Spain Madrid
Jubli Emas Monumental Tower 2008   Malaysia Alor Setar Tallest structure in northern Alor Setar

Towers proposed or under constructionEdit

This is a list of towers that are proposed or under construction with a minimum height of 250m

Tower
Year
Country
City
Pinnacle height
Status
Function
Ref
Dubai Creek Tower ?   United Arab Emirates Dubai 828 m on-hold observation [36]
Hanoi Broadcast Tower ?   Vietnam Hanoi 636 m vision observation / telecommunications [37]
Huanghe Landmark Tower ?   China Lanzhou 588 m proposed observation / telecommunications [38]
Icon Siam Tower ?   Thailand Bangkok 459 m proposed observation / telecommunications [39]
Tower Infinity 2024   South Korea Incheon 448 m under construction observation [40]
Holy Mosque Twin Minarets unknown   Saudi Arabia Mecca 420 m under construction religious [41]
Tulip 2025   United Kingdom London 305 m cancelled observation
SkyRise Miami 2023   United States Miami 301 m cancelled observation
Malacca Tower ?   Malaysia Malacca City 135 m proposed observation / telecommunications

DiagramEdit

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Timeline of tallest towersEdit

From To Tower Country City Pinnacle height
280 BC 1180 AD Pharos Lighthouse   Egypt Alexandria 122 m (400 ft)
1180 1240 Malmesbury Abbey Tower   United Kingdom Malmesbury 131.3 m (431 ft)
1240 1311 Tower of Old St Paul's Cathedral London 150 m (490 ft)
1311 1549 Tower of Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln 159.7 m (524 ft)
1549 1647 Tower of St Mary's Church   Germany Stralsund 151 m (495 ft)
1647 1874 Tower of Strasbourg Cathedral   France Strasbourg 142 m (466 ft)
1874 1876 Tower of St. Nikolai   Germany Hamburg 147 m (482 ft)
1876 1880 Tower of Rouen Cathedral   France Rouen 151 m (495 ft)
1880 1889 Tower of Cologne Cathedral   Germany Cologne 157.38 m (516.3 ft)
1889 1958 Eiffel Tower   France Paris 320.75 m (1,052.3 ft)
1958 1967 Tokyo Tower   Japan Tokyo 332.6 m (1,091 ft)
1967 1975 Ostankino Tower   Russia Moscow 540.1 m (1,772 ft)
1975 2009 CN Tower   Canada Toronto 553.33 m (1,815.4 ft)
2009 2011 Canton Tower   China Guangzhou 604 m (1,982 ft)
2011 present Tokyo Skytree   Japan Tokyo 634 m (2,080 ft)

See alsoEdit

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