List of tallest towers in the world

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These are lists of towers that fall under the engineering definition of a tower which is a tall man-made structure, always taller than it is wide, meant for regular 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. Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height and can stand alone or as part of a larger structure. The technical definition of a tower excludes continuously habitable buildings and skyscrapers as well as radio and TV masts. Bridge towers or pylons, chimneys, transmission towers, and most large statues allow human access for maintenance, but not as part of their normal operation, and are therefore not considered to be towers.

The Tokyo Skytree, completed in February 2012, reaches a height of 634.0 m, making it the tallest tower, and second tallest structure in the world.[1][2][3]

Entirely self-supported towers[edit]

Towers taller than 250 metres[edit]

Rank Name Pinnacle height
(meters, feet)
Year Structure Country City Remarks
1 Tokyo Skytree 634 m (2,080 ft) 2012 Steel  Japan Tokyo Topped out on 18 March 2011, construction completed on 29 February 2012, tallest tower since 2011
2 Canton Tower 600 m (2,000 ft) 2010 Steel and Concrete  China Guangzhou Tallest tower in the world 2009-2011
3 CN Tower 553.3 m (1,815 ft) 1976 Concrete  Canada Toronto Tallest freestanding structure in the world 1975-2007, tallest structure in the western hemisphere
4 Ostankino Tower 540.1 m (1,772 ft) 1967 Concrete  Russia Moscow Tallest freestanding structure in the world, 1967-1975, tallest structure in Europe; 2000 fire led to renovation
5 Oriental Pearl Tower 468 m (1,535 ft) 1994 Concrete  China Shanghai Tallest structure in China 1994-2007
6 Milad Tower 435 m (1,427 ft) 2007 Concrete  Iran Tehran Tallest structure in Iran since 2007
7 KL Tower 421 m (1,381 ft) 1994 Concrete  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Tallest in South East Asia
8 Tianjin Radio and Television Tower 415.2 m (1,362 ft) 1991 Concrete  China Tianjin
9 Central Radio and TV Tower 405 m (1,329 ft) 1992 Concrete  China Beijing
10 Zhongyuan Tower 388 m (1,273 ft) 2011 Steel  China Zhengzhou
11 Kiev TV Tower 385 m (1,263 ft) 1973 Lattice  Ukraine Kiev Tallest freestanding lattice tower in the world
12 Tashkent Tower 374.9 m (1,230 ft) 1985 Steel  Uzbekistan Tashkent Tallest structure in Central Asia
13 Liberation Tower 372 m (1,220 ft) 1996 Concrete  Kuwait Kuwait City Clad in ceramics
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 Steel  Latvia Riga Tallest structure in the Baltic countries and in the European Union.
16 Berliner Fernsehturm 368 m (1,207 ft) 1969 Concrete  Germany Berlin Tallest structure in Germany
17 Stratosphere Tower 350.2 m (1,149 ft) 1996 Concrete  United States Las Vegas Tallest observation tower in the United States
18 West Pearl Tower 339 m (1,112 ft) 2004 Concrete  China Chengdu Tallest structure in Western China
19 Macau Tower 338 m (1,109 ft) 2001 Concrete  Macau Macau
20 Europaturm 337.5 m (1,107 ft) 1979 Concrete  Germany Frankfurt
21 Dragon Tower 336 m (1,102 ft) 2000 Lattice  China Harbin Second tallest freestanding lattice tower in the world, 1st in Asia
22 Tokyo Tower 332.6 m (1,091 ft) 1958 Lattice  Japan Tokyo Second tallest structure in Japan
23 Emley Moor TV Tower 330.4 m (1,084 ft) 1970 Concrete  United Kingdom Huddersfield Tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom
24 WITI TV Tower 329 m (1,079 ft) 1962 Lattice  United States Shorewood
25 Sky Tower 328 m (1,076 ft) 1997 Concrete  New Zealand Auckland Tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere
26 Vilnius TV Tower 327 m (1,073 ft) 1980 Concrete  Lithuania Vilnius
27 Eiffel Tower 324 m (1,063 ft) 1889 Lattice  France Paris First structure to surpass 300 metres in height, tallest structure in the world 1889-1930, oldest structure in this list
28 WHDH-TV Tower 323.8 m (1,062 ft) 1994 Lattice  United States Newton
29 Rameswaram TV Tower 323 m (1,060 ft) 1995 Concrete  India Rameswaram
30 Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower 318.5 m (1,045 ft) 1996 Concrete  China Nanjing
31 KCTV-Tower 317.6 m (1,042 ft) 1956 Lattice  United States Kansas City
32 Atlanta Turner Broadcasting Tower 314.3 m (1,031 ft) 1980 Lattice  United States Atlanta
33 Tallinn TV Tower 314 m (1,030 ft) 1980 Concrete  Estonia Tallinn
34 TV Tower Yerevan 311.7 m (1,023 ft) 1977 Lattice  Armenia Yerevan The tallest towers of the Caucasus.
35 St. Petersburg TV Tower 310 m (1,020 ft) 1962 Lattice  Russia St. Petersburg
36 Azeri TV Tower 310 m (1,020 ft) 1996 Concrete  Azerbaijan Baku
37 Sydney Tower 309 m (1,014 ft) 1981 Concrete  Australia Sydney
38 Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower 305.5 m (1,002 ft) 1989 Concrete  China Shenyang
39 Fazilka TV Tower 304.8 m (1,000 ft) 2007 Lattice  India Fazilka
40 Mumbai Television Tower 300 m (984 ft) Lattice  India Mumbai
41 Jaisalmer TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 1993 Concrete  India Jaisalmer
42 Samatra TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 1999 Concrete  India Bhuj
43 Amritsar TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 2003 Concrete  India Amritsar
44 BRTN Toren 300 m (984 ft) 1996 Concrete  Belgium Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
45 Sutro Tower 295 m (968 ft) 1973 Steel  United States San Francisco
46 Zhuzhou Television Tower 293 m (961 ft) 1999 Concrete  China Zhuzhou
47 Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg 292 m (958 ft) 1977 Concrete  Germany Nuremberg
48 Star Tower 291 m (955 ft) 1991 Lattice  United States Cincinnati
49 Olympiaturm 289.5 m (950 ft) 1968 Concrete  Germany Munich
50 Torre de Collserola 288 m (945 ft) 1992 Steel  Spain Barcelona
51 Dudelange Radio Tower 285 m (935 ft) 1957 Lattice  Luxembourg Dudelange
52 Telemax 282.2 m (926 ft) 1992 Concrete  Germany Hannover
53 Shijiazhuang TV-tower 280 m (920 ft) 1998 Lattice  China Shijiazhuang
54 Heinrich-Hertz-Turm 279.7 m (918 ft) 1968 Concrete  Germany Hamburg
55 Central Plains Pearl TV Tower 278 m (912 ft) 1998 Steel  China Luoyang
56 DZEC-TV (Net 25 Tower) 276 m (906 ft) 1990 Lattice  Philippines Quezon City
57 Georgia Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower 274.5 m (901 ft) 1972 Steel  Georgia Tbilisi
58 Hillbrow Tower 269 m (883 ft) 1971 Concrete  South Africa Johannesburg
59 Kaifeng TV Tower 268 m (879 ft) 1995 Concrete  China Kaifeng
60 Colonius 266 m (873 ft) 1981 Concrete  Germany Cologne
61 Novorossiysk TV Tower 261 m (856 ft) 1996 Concrete  Russia Novorossiysk
62 Daqing Radio and Television Tower 260 m (850 ft) 1989 Concrete  China Daqing
63 Moscow Octod Tower 258 m (846 ft) 2006 Lattice  Russia Moscow
64 WTVR-TV-Tower 257 m (843 ft) 1953 Lattice  United States Richmond
65 Fernmeldeturm Kühkopf 255 m (837 ft) 1976 Concrete  Germany Koblenz
66 Grodno TV Tower 254 m (833 ft) 1984 Lattice  Belarus Grodno
67 Donauturm 252 m (827 ft) 1964 Concrete  Austria Vienna
68 Fernsehturm Dresden-Wachwitz 252 m (827 ft) 1969 Concrete  Germany Dresden
69 Swisscom-Sendeturm St. Chrischona 250 m (820 ft) 1984 Concrete   Switzerland St. Chrischona
70 Jeddah TV Tower 250 m (820 ft) 2007 Concrete  Saudi Arabia Jeddah

Towers between 200 and 250 metres tall[edit]

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Shaanxi Provincial TV Tower 1987  China Xi'an 245 m
Seto Digital Tower 2003  Japan Seto, Aichi 244.7 m
Astara TV Tower 1981  Azerbaijan Astara 244 m maybe +10 m
Vitebsk TV Tower 1983  Belarus Vitebsk 244 m maybe +10 m
NSS Annapolis 1936  United States Annapolis 243.8 m destroyed
Central tower (Königs Wusterhausen) 1925  Germany Königs Wusterhausen 243 m collapsed on November 15, 1972
Kharkiv TV Tower 1981  Ukraine Kharkiv 242.5 m
Yakutsk TV Tower 1982  Russia Yakutsk 241 m
Birobidzhan TV Tower 1972  Russia Birobidzhan 241 m
Rheinturm Düsseldorf 1981  Germany Düsseldorf 240.5 m was 234.2 m before another antenna was mounted in 2004
N Seoul Tower 1975  South Korea Seoul 239.7 m tower tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above sea level (it sits atop Namsan mountain).
Menara TVRI 1994  Indonesia Jakarta 239 m
Foshan TV Tower 1995  China Foshan 238 m
Sentech Tower 1962  South Africa Johannesburg 237 m
Tower of Power 1988  Philippines Quezon City 236.8 m Serves as the main transmission center of the stations: GMA Channel 7, GMA News TV Channel 11, and Barangay LS 97.1 that serving the area of Metro Manila. This transmitter can be used to transmit channel 27 on digital TV for its test broadcast.
Endem TV Tower 2002  Turkey Istanbul 236 m
Bremen-Walle Telecommunication Tower 1986  Germany Bremen-Walle 235.7 m
Pitampura TV Tower 1988  India Delhi 235 m
Hughes Memorial Tower 1989  United States Washington, DC 232 m
Transmitter Wavre ?  Belgium Wavre 232 m
Qingdao TV Tower 1994  China Qingdao 232 m
WOR TV Tower 1949  United States North Bergen, New Jersey 231.65 m dismantled
Torrespaña 1982  Spain Madrid 231 m
Fernmeldeturm Kiel 1972  Germany Kiel 230 m
Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke Tower 1991  Germany Cuxhaven 230 m
Ryan Tower 1968  Canada Chelsea, Quebec 228.9 m
Tower of the Americas 1968  United States San Antonio, Texas 228.6 m
Torre Espacial 1980  Argentina Buenos Aires 228 m
WLW Tower 1932  United States Mason, OH 227.7 m Originally 253 meters
Katanga TV Tower 1992  India Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 225 m
Brasilia TV Tower 1965  Brazil Brasilia 224 m
Buková hora TV Tower 1975  Czech Republic Bukova hora, Verneřice 223 m
Fernmeldeturm Münster 42 1986  Germany Münster 222.5 m
Crystal Palace Transmitter 1950  United Kingdom London 222 m
Tower A of the defense ministry 1974  Japan Tokyo, Shinjuku 220 m
Yekaterinburg TV Tower 1989  Russia Yekaterinburg 220 m incomplete, projects 360~420 m
Florianturm 1959  Germany Dortmund 219.6 m
ABS-CBN Tower 1969  Philippines Quezon City 219.5 m formerly 198.1 meters, until it was rehabilitated in 2009, in preparation for its digital TV broadcast in the Philippines.
Jilin Radio and TV Tower 1996  China Jilin 218 m
Guangzhou TV Tower 1991  China Guangzhou 217 m
Fernsehturm Stuttgart 1956  Germany Stuttgart-Degerloch 216.8 m World's first concrete TV tower
Blosenbergturm 1937   Switzerland Beromünster 216 m Insulated against ground
Prague - Žižkov Television Tower 1992  Czech Republic Prague 216 m
Longwave transmitter Junglinster 1952  Luxembourg Junglinster 215 m 3 towers, insulated against ground, were 250 m before 1980
Kyshtym TV Tower ?  Russia Kyshtym 213 m
Yuryuzan TV Tower ?  Russia Yuryuzan 213 m
Fernmeldeturm Mannheim 1975  Germany Mannheim 212.8 m
Torre TV Bandeirantes 1997  Brazil São Paulo 212 m
Fernmeldeturm Berlin 1964  Germany Berlin 212 m
Cherepovets TV Tower 1969?  Russia Cherepovets 212 m
Zlatoust TV Tower 1983  Russia Zlatoust 211 m
Turkmenistan Broadcasting Centre 2011  Turkmenistan Ashgabat 211 m
TV Tower Bol d'Air-Ougrée ?  Belgium Bol d'Air-Ougrée 210 m
Minaret of Hassan II Mosque 1993  Morocco Casablanca 210 m
Arkhangelsk TV Tower 2003  Russia Arkhangelsk 208 m
Cimişlia TV Tower ?  Moldova Cimişlia 208 m
Transmitter Hornisgrinde 1972  Germany Hornisgrinde 206 m
Novosemeykino transmitter 1942  Russia Novosemeykino, Samara 205 m 4 towers, insulated against ground
Baghdad Tower 1994  Iraq Baghdad 205 m Now renamed
Donnersberg TV Tower 1962  Germany Donnersberg 204.82 m
Vyborg TV Tower 1966  Russia Vyborg 204.6 m
Avala TV Tower 1965  Serbia Avala, near Belgrade 204.5 m destroyed in NATO bombing of Belgrade on April 29, 1999; reconstruction completed October 2009; tallest tower in Balkans
Edineţ TV Tower ?  Moldova Edineţ 204 m
Rousse TV Tower 1987  Bulgaria Rousse 204 m
Daugavpils Radio and TV Tower ?  Latvia Daugavpils 204 m
Valmiera Radio and TV Tower 1954  Latvia Valmiera 204 m
Cesvaine Radio and TV Tower ?  Latvia Cesvaine 204 m
Rēzekne Radio and TV Tower ?  Latvia Rēzekne 204 m
TV tower Helpterberge 1981  Germany Helpterberge 203.2 m
Dundaga Radio and TV Tower ?  Latvia Dundaga 203 m
Woobang Tower 1992  South Korea Daegu 202 m
TRK Orion Tower 2001  Russia Samara 201 m
Kamzik TV Tower 1975  Slovakia Bratislava 200 m
Guangdong TV Tower[citation needed] 1965  China Guangzhou 200 m
VRT Zendmast Genk ?  Belgium Genk 200 m
Gomel TV Tower 1957  Belarus Gomel 200 m
Kherson TV Tower ?  Ukraine Kherson 200 m

Towers between 100 and 200 metres tall[edit]

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Xuzhou TV Tower 1990  China Xuzhou 199 m
KPN-Zendmast Waalhaven 1962  Netherlands Rotterdam-Waalhaven 199 m
Zendmast Roermond 1957  Netherlands Roermond 197.7 m
KPN Tower Hilversum 1973  Netherlands Hilversum 196 m
Bantiger TV Tower 1996   Switzerland Bolligen 196 m
Sky Tower Nishitōkyō 1988  Japan Nishitōkyō, Tokyo 195 m
Transmission Tower Blessberg ?  Germany Blessberg 195 m
Telstra Tower 1980  Australia Canberra 195 m
Transmission Tower Mulhouse-Belvédère 1997  France Mulhouse-Belvédère 194 m
Cukrák transmitter 1961  Czech Republic Jíloviště 193.5 m
Fernmeldeturm Frauenkopf 1972  Germany Stuttgart-Frauenkopf 192.4 m
Gateway Arch 1965  United States St. Louis 192 m
Dalian Radio and TV Tower ?  China Dalian 190.5 m
LORAN-C transmitter Carolina Beach ?  United States Carolina Beach 190.5 m Insulated against ground, collapsed in 1963
380kV Thames Crossing 1965  United Kingdom West Thurrock 190 m
Transmission Tower Mühlacker 1934  Germany Mühlacker 190 m Tallest timber-constructed transmission tower in the world, destroyed on 6 April 1945
Transmitter Sottens, old transmission tower 1948   Switzerland Sottens 190 m demolished in 1989, insulated against ground
Calgary Tower 1967  Canada Calgary 190 m
Cambridge Bay LORAN Tower 1948  Canada Cambridge Bay 189 m
BT Tower 1964  United Kingdom London 188 m
Cairo Tower 1961  Egypt Cairo 188 m
Telecom Italia Tower Rozzano 1990  Italy Rozzano - Milan 187 m Tallest tower in Italy until 2014 when Il Dritto (Citylife project) will be the tallest building in Italy by roof height
Kuwait Towers 1979  Kuwait Kuwait City 187 m
Uetliberg TV Tower 1990   Switzerland Zurich-Uetliberg 186.7 m
Euromast 1962  Netherlands Rotterdam 186 m
Santa Palomba transmitter, Main tower 1929  Italy Santa Palomba 186 m Free-standing lattice tower equipped with cage antenna for mediumwave broadcasting
Kuwait Towers 1976  Kuwait Kuwait City 185 + 145.8 m Three tower
Ovce Pole medium wave transmitter 1970  Macedonia Sveti Nikole 186 m
TV tower Decquede 1959  Germany Decquede 184.5 m
Space Needle 1962  United States Seattle 184 m
Criggion VLF transmitter 1941  United Kingdom Criggion, Powys 182.9 m 3 towers, demolished
Launch Pad 39B 2009  United States John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL 182.88 m 3 lightning masts for Ares I rocket
Brasilia Digital TV Tower 2012  Brazil Brasília, DF 182 m
Nagoya TV Tower 1954  Japan Nagoya 180 m
PL Peace Tower 1970  Japan Tondabayashi 180 m
Kuldīga Radio and TV Transmitter ?  Latvia Kuldīga 180 m
Gori TV Broadcasting Tower 1972  Georgia Gori 180 m
Hošťálkovice transmitter 1979  Czech Republic Ostrava 180 m
Telecommunication Tower Bungsberg 1977  Germany Bungsberg 179 m
Löffelstelz Transmitter 2000  Germany Bad Mergentheim 179 m
Kékestető TV Tower ?  Hungary Kékestető 178 m Partially guyed
Pécs TV Tower 1973  Hungary Pécs 176 m
Balashikha Radio Tower ?  Russia Balashikha 176 m
Olympic Stadium tower
1987  Canada Montreal 175.3 m The highest inclined tower in the world, with its 175-metre elevation and 45-degree angle.
Odinstårnet 1935  Denmark Odense 175 m destroyed on 14 December 1944
Zendstation Markelo ?  Netherlands Markelo 174.4 m
Kokavil transmission tower 1982  Sri Lanka Kokavil 174 m Destroyed by the LTTE and restored again in 2011
CBC Jarvis Street Tower 1952  Canada Toronto 174 m demolished in 2002
San Jacinto Monument 1939  United States La Porte, Texas 172.92 m / 567.31 ft World's tallest monumental column
New Brighton Tower 1900  United Kingdom New Brighton 172.8 m destroyed
Reisenbach Telecommunication Tower 1972  Germany Mudau 173 m
RKS Dobrochov ?  Czech Republic Dobrochov 171 m
Reunion Tower 1978  United States Dallas 170.7 m
Iriški Venac TV Tower 1975  Serbia near Novi Sad 170 m
Juche Tower 1982  North Korea Pyongyang 170 m
Riyadh TV Tower 1981  Saudi Arabia Riyad 170 m
Spinnaker Tower 2005  United Kingdom Portsmouth 170 m
Washington Monument 1884  United States Washington, DC 169.3 m / 555 ft 5 in Observation level at 152 m
Zagreb TV Tower 1973  Croatia Zagreb 169 m
Fernmeldeturm Bödefeld ?  Germany Schmallenberg-Bödefeld 168.7 m
Näsinneula Observation Tower 1971  Finland Tampere 168 m Located at Särkänniemi amusement park
Alūksne Radio and TV Transmitter ?  Latvia Alūksne 168 m
Transmitter Eifel-Bärbelkreuz 1985  Germany Hellenthal-Bärbelkreuz 167 m
Çamlıca TV Tower 1972  Turkey Istanbul 166 m
Menara Alor Star 1998  Malaysia Alor Star 165.5 m
Transmitter Berlin-Tegel 1933  Germany Berlin 165 m Timber construction, demolished on 16 December 1948
Hünenburg Telecommunication Tower ?  Germany Bielefeld-Hühnenburg 165 m also known as Fernmeldeturm Teutoburger Wald
Heubach Telecommunication Tower ?  Germany Heubach 164.8 m
Las Vegas Eiffel Tower 1999  United States Las Vegas 164.6 m Replica of Eiffel Tower
Sendeturm Ismaning 1932  Germany Ismaning 163 m Timber construction, demolished on 16 March 1983
Ochsenkopf TV Tower 1958  Germany Ochsenkopf mountain 163 m
TV Tower Namur-Profondville ?  Belgium Namur-Profondville 163 m
Fernmeldeturm Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf ?  Germany Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf 163 m
Fernmeldeturm Ulm-Ermingen 1964  Germany Ulm-Ermingen 162 m
Praděd TV Tower 1983  Czech Republic Praděd Mountain 162 m
Ulm Münster 1377 – 1890  Germany Ulm 161,5 m Tallest church tower in the world
Fernmeldeturm Langenrehm ?  Germany Rosengarten-Langenrehm 161 m
Nozema TV Tower Lelystad 1975  Netherlands Lelystad 161 m
Indus Radio FM 100.20 2009  Pakistan Tando Muhammad Khan 160 m FM Tower
Fernmeldeturm Leer-Nüttermoor ?  Germany Leer-Nüttermoor 160 m
Osaka Tower 1966  Japan Osaka 160 m
Shukhov Tower 1922  Russia Moscow 160 m Hyperboloid structure. Currently under threat of demolition.
Skylon Tower 1965  Canada Niagara Falls 160 m
Pylons of Cádiz 1960  Spain Cádiz 158 m Hyperboloid structure. Two towers
Blackpool Tower 1894  United Kingdom Blackpool 158 m
Gold Tower 1988  Japan Utazu, Kagawa 158 m
Telecommunication Tower Plettenberg ?  Germany Plettenberg 158 m
Fernmeldeturm Essen ?  Germany Essen 157.5 m
Cologne Cathedral 1248-1880  Germany Cologne 157.4 m Two towers
TV Tower Tournai-Froidmont ?  Belgium Tournai-Froidmont 157 m
Święty Krzyż TV Tower 1966  Poland Lysa Góra 157 m
Snejanka tower 1978  Bulgaria Pamporovo - Mount Snejanka 156 m also known as Pamporovo TV Tower
Zendstation Roosendaal 1986  Netherlands Roosendaal 156 m
Viesīte Radio and TV Transmitter ?  Latvia Viesīte 156 m
Mesquite Tower 1990  United States Mesquite, Texas 155.3 m
Kaknästornet TV Tower 1964  Sweden Stockholm 155 m
Funkturm Arsenal ?  Austria Vienna 155 m
Nozema TV Tower Goes 1957  Netherlands Goes 153.5 m also known as Nozema TV Tower
Kaikyo Yume Tower 1996  Japan Shimonoseki 153 m
Telecommunication Tower Willebadessen 1993  Germany Willebadessen 152.5 m also known as Fernsehsender Eggegebirge
Croydon Transmitter 1962  United Kingdom London, Surrey 152 m
BT Tower 1967  United Kingdom Birmingham 152 m
RKS Mělník-Chloumek ?  Czech Republic Mělník 152 m
Rouen Cathedral 1145-1876  France Rouen 151 m
Funkturm Berlin 1926  Germany Berlin 150 m Only observation tower standing on insulators
Fernsehsender Ebbegebirge 1983  Germany Herscheid 150 m Also known as Fernmeldeturm Waldberg
Longwave transmitter Lahti 1927  Finland Lahti 150 m
RKS Liblice 1 1929-1931  Czech Republic Liblice 150 m demolished in 2004
Sendeturm Wiederau 1935  Germany Wiederau 150 m Timber construction, dismantled on 27 October 1953
Mannesmann Tower Vienna 1954  Austria Vienna 150 m
TV Tower Leglise-Anlier ?  Belgium Leglise-Anlier 150 m
Galaţi TV Tower 1978  Romania Galaţi 150 m
Friedrichsberg Television Tower 2008  Germany Waldenburg 150 m
Halle Radio Tower 2005  Germany Halle 150 m
Zendstation Maastricht ?  Netherlands Maastricht 149.5 m
KPN Tower Haarlem 1968  Netherlands Haarlem 149 m
KEMA Toren 1969  Netherlands Arnhem 149 m also known as Tennet Tower or Tennet Toren
132kV Thames Crossing 1932  United Kingdom West Thurrock 148.4 m demolished in 1987
Nordschwarzwaldturm 1974  Germany Schömberg-Langenbrand 148 m
St. Nikolai, Hamburg 1846-1877  Germany Hamburg 147.3 m church ruin
Sapporo TV Tower 1957  Japan Sapporo 147.2 m
Pasilan linkkitorni 1983  Finland Helsinki 146 m
Dobrich TV Tower 1979  Bulgaria Dobrich 146 m
Fallturm Bremen 1990  Germany Bremen 146 m
Kennedy Boulevar (Hotel Marriott) 1999  Chile Santiago 145 m
Sendeturm Langenberg 1934  Germany Velbert-Langenberg 145 m Timber construction, destroyed on 10 October 1935
Sendeturm Hamburg-Billstedt 1934  Germany Hamburg 145 m Timber construction, dismantled in September 1949
Funkübertragungsstelle Bergen 1 ?  Germany Soltau-Bergen 145 m
Vasco da Gama Tower 1998  Portugal Lisboa 145 m
Strasbourg Cathedral 1176–1439  France Strasbourg 144 m
Nozema Tower Wormer 1968  Netherlands Wormer 144 m
Zigong TV Tower 1988  China Zigong 143.6 m
Selion 1994  Japan Akita 143 m
Zendstation Ugchelen 1959  Netherlands Ugchelen 142 m
TV Tower Aalen ?  Germany Aalen 142 m
Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower 1978  Germany Porta Westfalica-Jakobsberg 142 m
VW-Tower 1958  Germany Hannover 141 m
Hoherodskopf telecommunication tower ?  Germany Schotten-Hoherodskopf 141 m
Transmitter Żórawina 1932  Poland Żórawina, Poland 140 m Timber construction, dismantled in 1990
Monte Mario Tower ?  Italy Rome 140 m
Nozema Zendstation Mierlo 1957  Netherlands Mierlo 139.5 m
Frémont Point Transmitter ?  Jersey Fremont Point, Jersey 139 m
Bredstedt Telecommunication Transmitter ?  Germany Bredstedt 139 m
Twin Arch 138 1995  Japan Ishinomiya 138 m
Fernmeldeturm Ansbach ?  Germany Ansbach 137.5 m
Fernmeldeturm Hamburg-Bergedorf ?  Germany Hamburg-Bergedorf 137.5 m
Hohenstadt Transmission Tower ?  Germany Hohenstadt 137 m
Monas 1975  Indonesia Jakarta 137 m
Fernsehturm Schwerin-Zippendorf 1964  Germany Schwerin-Zippendorf 136.5 m
St. Chrischona, old tower 1962   Switzerland St. Chrischona 136 m
Montjuic Communications Tower 1992  Spain Barcelona 136 m
Telecommunication Tower Leichlingen ?  Germany Leichlingen 136 m
Mount Ślęża transmitter 1972  Poland Mount Ślęża 136 m Additionally guyed
Transmission Tower Hardberg 1951  Germany Hardberg 135 m
Bremen-Farge Weser Powerline Crossing  ?  Germany Bremen 135 m
Trollhättan TV Tower ?  Sweden Trollhättan 135 m
Soelvesborg transmitter 1985  Sweden Sölvesborg 135 m 2 grounded towers carrying a cage antenna for mediumwave broadcasting
Transmission Tower Emley Moor 1956  United Kingdom Emley Moor, Yorkshire 135 m
Fernmeldeturm Wahnbek 1974  Germany Wahnbek 134 m
Higashiyama Sky Tower 1989  Japan Nagoya 134 m
Telecommunication Tower Lohmar-Birk ?  Germany Lohmar 134 m
Radio City Tower 1969  United Kingdom Liverpool 134 m
KLIA2 Control Tower 2013  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 133.8m Tallest Air-traffic control tower in the world[4]
Mulleklenkes 1984  Germany Aachen 133 m Radio-DVB-T Transmission Tower de:Mulleklenkes
Nozema Zendstation The Hague 1965  Netherlands The Hague 133 m
BKK Control Tower 2006  Thailand Bangkok 132.2m Second tallest air-traffic control tower in the world
Telefónica Chile Tower 1996  Chile Santiago 132 m
Aufi Tower 1963  Germany Geislingen-Aufhausen 132 m
TV-toren Ittervoort ?  Netherlands Ittervoort 132 m
Telecommunication Tower Leipzig ?  Germany Leipzig 132 m
Kyoto Tower 1964  Japan Kyoto 131 m
Portofino TV Tower ?  Italy Portofino 130 m Additionally guyed
1000 Islands SkyDeck ?  Canada Hill Island, Ontario 130 m
TV Tower Nordhelle 1984  Germany Nordhelle 130 m
Telecommunication tower Großerlach 1985  Germany Großerlach 130 m
Zendstation Loon op Zand 1986  Netherlands Loon op Zand 130 m
Shiraz Tower 2011  Iran Shiraz 130 m
Lezarsk TV Tower ?  Poland Lezarsk 130 m Additionally guyed
KUL Control Tower 1998  Malaysia Kuala-Lumpur 130 m
Armstrong Tower 1938  United States Alpine, New Jersey 129.6 m site of the first FM broadcasts
Telecommunication Tower Hüfingen 1976  Germany Hüfingen 129 m
Telecommunication Tower Wuppertal-Westfalenweg ?  Germany Wuppertal 128 m
Piatkowo transmitter, Tower 2 1993  Poland Poznan 128 m
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń 2004  Poland Licheń 128 m
Express Lift Tower 1980-1982  United Kingdom Northampton, Northamptonshire 127.45 m
Torre Entel 1974  Chile Santiago 127.4 m
VLF transmitter Grimeton 1923  Sweden Grimeton 127 m
Glasgow Tower 2001  United Kingdom Glasgow 127 m
Aliant Tower 1971  Canada Moncton 127 m
Sender Inselsberg 1974  Germany Inselsberg Mountain + 126 m Was 43.31 when constructed in 1939
Dreamworld Tower 1997  Australia Dreamworld, Coomera 126.5m
Transmitter Beromünster, backup transmission tower 1937   Switzerland Beromünster 126 m Insulated against ground
Transmitter Sottens, backup transmission tower 1931   Switzerland Sottens 125 m Insulated against ground
HBG Prangins 1931   Switzerland Prangins 125 m two towers
Grobal Tower 1995  Japan Beppu 125 m
FMT 6 - Brackenheim ?  Germany Brackenheim 125 m
Craigkelly TV Tower ?  United Kingdom Craigkelly, Burntisland, Fife 125 m
Chiba Port Tower 1986  Japan Chiba 125 m
Atakule Tower 1989  Turkey Ankara 125 m
Riga Radio Station ?  Latvia Riga 125 m
Gatlinburg Space Needle 1970  United States Gatlinburg 124 m
Transmitter Nuremberg-Kleinreuth 1935  Germany Nuremberg 124 m Timber construction, dismantled in 1935
Transmitter Geiersberg ?  Germany Geiersberg 124 m
Tyholttårnet 1985  Norway Trondheim 124 m
Salisbury Cathedral 1220-1320  United Kingdom Salisbury 123 m
Sender Brocken 1937 and 1974  Germany Brocken Mountain 123 m 95 m on original tower
Mont Pèlerin TV Tower 1974   Switzerland Mont Pèlerin 122.6 m
Pääskyvuoren linkkitorni 1964  Finland Turku 122 m
Transmission Tower Lindenfels ?  Germany Lindenfels 122 m
Zendstation Megen 1980  Netherlands Megen 121 m
Fernmeldeturm Duisburg  Germany Duisburg 121 m
Spire of Dublin 2003  Republic of Ireland Dublin 120 m World's tallest sculpture.
Longwave transmitter Motala 1927  Sweden Motala 120 m
Mannesmann Tower Hannover 1955  Austria Hannover 120 m
Sucha Gora TV Tower 1962  Poland Czamorzeki 120 m
Henninger Turm 1961  Germany Frankfurt/Main 120 m Silo with observation tower
Chennevières Transmitter 1972  France Chennevières-sur-Marne 120 m
Directional Radio Tower Le Chasseral 1983   Switzerland Le Chasseral 120 m
Makarki Directional Radio Tower ?  Poland Makarki 120 m lattice tower as basement
Torre de la Industria 1994  Chile Santiago 120 m
High Point Place 2006  United States Florida 120 m
Transmission Tower Hesselberg ?  Germany Hesselberg 119 m
Gibloux Radio Tower ?   Switzerland Sorens 118.7 m
Charwelton BT Tower ?  United Kingdom Charwelton 118.3 m
Busan Tower 1973  South Korea Busan 118 m
Transmitter Kalundborg 1927  Denmark Kalundborg 118 m
Radio Tower Gliwice 1935  Poland Gliwice 118 m Tallest existing timber-constructed transmission tower
Tryvannstårnet 1962  Norway Oslo 118 m
Crossland Tower 1994  Japan Oyabe, Toyama 118 m
Kvitsøy Tower 1981 - 1982  Norway Kvitsoy 117.5 m
Oberhausen gasometer 1929  Germany Oberhausen 117 m
Bullenhausen Elbe Powerline Crossing ?  Germany Bullenhausen 117 m
Silistra TV Tower 1979  Bulgaria Silistra 117 m
Lisebergstornet 1990  Sweden Göteborg 116.1 m
Transmitter Heilsberg 1935  Germany Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland 115 m Timber construction, dismantled in 1940
Observation tower of la Cité de l'Énergie ?  Canada Shawinigan, Quebec 115 m
Bernauer Birzel ?  Germany Bernau 115 m
Jagodnik transmitter ?  Poland Jagodnik 115 m
Pollonius 1992  Germany Köln-Porz 115 m
Helgoland Radio Tower 2000  Germany Helgoland 115 m Additionally guyed
Torre CCU 2007  Chile Santiago 115 m
Wilhelmshaven Nautical Office Antenna Tower 1977  Germany Wilhelmshaven 114.1 m
Torre Tavira II 1994  Spain Cádiz 114 m
Torrazzo of Cremona 1309  Italy Cremona 112.7 m
Domtoren 1328  Netherlands Utrecht 112.5 m Free standing medieval church tower, see also List of tallest churches
Torre Centenario 2000  Chile Santiago 112 m
Transmission Tower La Dole 1958   Switzerland La Dole 112 m
Swingate Transmitter ?  United Kingdom Swingate, Kent 111 m 3 towers
AWA Tower 1938-39  Australia Sydney, NSW 111 m 46m antenna tower atop building
Tiger Sky Tower 2004  Singapore Sentosa Island 110 m Tallest free standing observation tower in Asia
Bytkow TV Tower ?  Poland Siemianowice Śląskie 110 m
Fleckendorf Radio Tower 1955  Austria Ansfelden 110 m
Agenskalns TV Tower ?  Latvia Riga 110 m
Exelberg Telecommunication Tower  Austria Vienna 109 m
Torre Branca 1933  Italy Milano 108.6 m
Transmitter Witthoh 1951  Germany Emmingen-Liptingen 108 m
Kobe Port Tower 1963  Japan Kobe 108 m
Radio Tower of School for Radiotechnology Nuremberg ?  Germany Nuremberg 108 m
Vitosha Mountain TV Tower 1985  Bulgaria Vitosha Mountain 186 m
Tour Hertzienne TDF de Romainville 1984  France Paris-Romainville 108 m also known as Tour Relais TDF
Goryokaku Tower 2006  Japan Hakodate 107 m
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial 1915  United States Put-in-Bay, Ohio 107 m World’s most massive Doric column; 4th tallest memorial in U.S.
Jefferson Davis Monument 1924  United States Fairview, Kentucky 107 m Third tallest obelisk in the world
Torre Jaume I 1931  Spain Barcelona 107 m connected with Torre Sant Sebastia by Port Vell Aerial Tramway
Freiburg-Lehen transmitter 1933 Germany Freiburg 107 m Timber construction, blown-up on April 21, 1945
Heiligenstock transmitter 1934 Germany Frankfurt/Main 107 m Timber construction, demolished on March 25, 1945
Transmitter Koblenz 1934  Germany Koblenz 107 m Timber construction, dismantled in 1965
Transmitter Trier 1935  Germany Trier 107 m Timber construction, dismantled in 1948
Yokosuka Microwave Communications Site ?  Japan Yokosuka 106.7 m demolished
Bremerhaven Radar Tower 1965  Germany Bremerhaven 106.1 m
Yokohama Marine Tower 1961  Japan Yokohama 106 m
Borisova Gradina TV Tower 1959  Bulgaria Sofia 106 m
Zendstation Amsterdam 2002  Netherlands Amsterdam 106 m
Pardubice TV Tower 1988  Czech Republic Pardubice 105 m
RTON Lublin-Raabego ?  Poland Lublin 104 m Radio-TV Transmission Tower
Wannenberg Transmission Tower ?  Germany Wannenberg 103 m
Tsutenkaku 1956  Japan Osaka 103 m
Scream 1992  Germany Soltau - Heidepark 103 m Gyro-Drop Tower
Total Tower 1994  United States Denver 102.4 m
Kitzbühl Horn transmitter ?  Austria Kitzbühl 102 m
Telecom Telecommunication Tower Heidelberg ?  Germany Heidelberg 102 m
Zakopane-Gubałówka transmitter ?  Poland Zakopane 102 m
Transmitter Heilsberg 1930  Germany Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland 102 m Twin timber construction, dismantled in 1940
Torre del Mangia 1348  Italy Sienna 102 m
Telecommunication Tower of Munich postal district 1956  Germany Munich 101.6 m
Brotjacklriegl TV Tower 1960  Germany Brotjacklriegel 100.3 m
Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower 1908  United Kingdom Birmingham, England 100 m
Tour Perret 1925  France Grenoble 100 m
Reichenbach transmitter 1937 Germany Reichenbach/Oberlausitz 100 m Timber construction, demolished on May 7, 1945
Puckeridge DECCA tower 194?  United Kingdom Puckeridge 100 m Insulated against ground
Golm transmitter 1948  Germany Golm 100 m Timber construction, dismantled on 25 October 1979
Schöckl Transmitter 1956  Austria Schöckl Mountain 100 m Additionally guyed
Gaisberg Transmitter 1956  Austria Gaisberg Mountain 100 m
Beppu Tower 1957  Japan Beppu 100 m
Hakata Port Tower 1964  Japan Hukuoka 100 m
Ještěd TV Tower 1968  Czech Republic Jested 100 m
Hokkaido Centennial Monument 1970  Japan Sapporo 100 m
Rainbow Tower 1973  Japan Niigata 100 m
Bazita Peak TV Tower 1975  Hungary Zalaegerszeg 100 m
Holstein Tower 1988  Germany Sierksdorf 100 m additionally guyed Gyro-Tower
Faro de Moncloa 1992  Spain Madrid 100 m
Transmitter Truc de Fortunio ?  France Truc de Fortunio 100 m
Osmolin Radio Tower ?  Poland Osmolin 100 m
El Bosque 500 2001  Chile Santiago 100 m
Taming Sari Tower 2008  Malaysia Melaka 110 m First revolving tower in Malaysia
Liepāja Radio and TV Transmitter ?  Latvia Liepāja 100 m

Diagram[edit]

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Timeline of tallest tower[edit]

From To Tower Country Town Pinnacle height
280 BC 1180 AD Pharos Lighthouse  Egypt Alexandria 122 m
1180 1240 Malmesbury Abbey Tower  United Kingdom Malmesbury 131.3 m
1240 1311 Tower of Old St Paul's Cathedral  United Kingdom London 150 m
1311 1549 Tower of Lincoln Cathedral  United Kingdom Lincoln 159.7 m
1549 1647 Tower of St Mary's church  Germany Stralsund 151 m
1647 1874 Tower of Strasbourg Cathedral  France Strasbourg 142 m
1874 1876 Tower of St. Nikolai  Germany Hamburg 147 m
1876 1880 Tower of Rouen Cathedral  France Rouen 151 m
1880 1889 Tower of Cologne Cathedral  Germany Cologne 157.38 m
1889 1958 Eiffel Tower  France Paris 312.3 m
1958 1967 Tokyo Tower  Japan Tokyo 332.6 m
1967 1976 Ostankino Tower  Russia Moscow 540.1 m
1976 2010 CN Tower  Canada Toronto 553.33 m
2010 2011 Canton Tower  China Guangzhou 600 m
2011 present (as of 2013) Tokyo Skytree  Japan Tokyo 634 m

Partially guyed towers[edit]

Main article: Partially guyed tower

The following towers consist of a free standing basement towers with a guyed structure on the top. The basement can be made of reinforced concrete or of lattice steel. All of the below are over 100 metres.

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Gerbrandy Tower 1961  Netherlands IJsselstein 372 m concrete tower (100 m) as basement, original height 382.5 m, reduced to 375 m in 1987 and againt in 2007 to current height
Vännäs TV Tower 1988  Sweden Vännäs 323 m concrete tower as basement
Høiåsmasten 1980  Norway Halden 320 m concrete tower as basement
Cutler Naval Station[citation needed] 1960  United States Cutler, Maine 304 m
Zendstation Smilde 1959  Netherlands Smilde 303.5 m
Brunnby transmitter[citation needed] ?  Sweden Uppsala 225 m
TV Tower Brest - Roc Trédudon[citation needed] 1974  France Roc Trédudon 220 m lattice tower as basement
Greipstad transmitter[citation needed] 1958  Norway Greipstad 218 m [1]
Telecommunication Tower Aarhus 1956  Denmark Arhus 216.1 m
Sörmon TV Tower[citation needed] 1967  Sweden Karlstad 184 m
Nordhue transmitter[citation needed] ?  Norway Elverum, Hedmark 182 m lattice tower as basement
Kekesteto TV Tower ?  Hungary Kekesteto 178 m
Gelukskroon transmitter, main tower ?  South Africa Pretoria ? [2]
Brudaremossen masts 1980  Sweden Gothenburg 172 m
Sendeturm Dobratsch 1971  Austria Dobratsch Mountain 165 m
Lyngdal transmitter[citation needed] 1954  Norway Lyngdal 156 m [3]
Gamlemsveten transmitter[citation needed]  Norway Haram 154 m
Shchyolkovo Radio Mast[citation needed] ?  Russia Shchyolkovo 150 m Mast radiator on small lattice tower [4],[5]
Steinfjellet transmitter[citation needed] ?  Norway Bremanger 148 m
Mont Agel Broadcasting Mast[citation needed] 1946  France Fontbonne 145 m originally mast radiator with lattice tower as basement, today used for FM-/TV-broadcasting [6]
Waldenburg TV Tower[citation needed] ?  Germany Waldenburg 145 m antenna mast will be dismantled in 2008
Mekhzavod Radio Mast[citation needed] ?  Russia Mekhzavod 142 m Mast radiator on small lattice tower [7]
Sendeturm Jauerling 1958  Austria Jauerling 141 m lattice tower as basement
Hoherodskopf old telecommunication tower ?  Germany Hoherodskopf ? lattice tower as basement, replaced by Hoherodskopf telecommunication tower, [8]
Pietricica transmitter[citation needed] ?  Romania Piatra Neamţ ? [9]
Geitfjellet transmitter[citation needed] 1962  Norway Grong 131 m [10]
Lakssvelafjellet transmitter[citation needed] ?  Norway Bjerkreim 130 m
Wachberg transmitter[citation needed] ?  Austria Weitra 130 m
Mount Corhanwarrabul, Channel 7 Tower 1956  Australia Mount Dandenong, Victoria 131 m Lattice tower as basement
Torfhaus Telekom Transmitter[citation needed] ?  Germany Torfhaus 130 m was transformed in a pure guyed mast
Tokaj TV Tower[citation needed] 1960  Hungary Tokaj 130 m
Ylojärvi TV Tower[citation needed] ?  Finland Ylojärvi 124 m
Transmitter Geiersberg[citation needed] ?  Germany Geiersberg 124 m lattice tower as basement
Criuleni TV Tower[citation needed]  ? Moldova Criuleni 123 m [11]
Tighina TV Tower[citation needed]  ? Moldova Tighina ? m [12]
Transmission Tower Lindenfels[citation needed] ?  Germany Lindenfels 122 m lattice tower as basement
Transmitter Boppard ?  Germany Boppard-Fleckertshöhe 121 m lattice tower as basement
Makarki Directional Radio Tower ?  Poland Makarki 120 m lattice tower as basement
Uzd TV Tower[citation needed] ?  Hungary Uzd 120 m [13]
Transmission Tower Hesselberg[citation needed] ?  Germany Hesselberg 119 m lattice tower as basement
Hegyhátsál TV Tower ?  Hungary Hegyhátsál 117 m
Reichenhain Transmission Tower[citation needed] ?  Germany Chemnitz 99 m lattice tower as basement, was before June 2007 free-standing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tokyo Sky Tree construction ends: World's tallest tower prepares to open". Cable News Network. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Danielle Demetriou (1 March 2012). "Tokyo unveils world's tallest communications tower". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tokyo Skytree website" (in Japanese). Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. & Tobu Tower Skytree Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  4. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-11000/tallest-airport-control-tower/