List of tallest structures in the world

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In 1974, the Warsaw radio tower was erected, at 646.38 m (2,121 ft) becoming the tallest structure in the world of its time. It collapsed in 1991 because an error occurred in exchanging the guy-wires

This article lists the tallest human-constructed structures, past and present, of any type. The tallest is the Burj Khalifa skyscraper at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Listed are television broadcasting masts, tower-type structures (e.g. the CN Tower), high-rise buildings (e.g. the Willis Tower), oil platforms, electrical towers, bridge towers, etc. This list is organized by absolute height. See also List of tallest buildings and structures in the world, List of tallest freestanding structures in the world and List of tallest buildings in the world.

This list includes guyed masts, commonly used on sailing ships as support for sails, or on land as radio masts to support telecommunications equipment such as radio antennas aka "aerials".

For lower heights, see:

Terminology[edit]

Outside the electronics industry there is often ambiguity between the terms tower and mast. A tower is a self-supporting or cantilevered structure, while a mast is stabilised by stays or guys. Both broadcasting towers and masts provide limited occupied floor space and are non-building structures, as opposed to regular buildings which have greater floor space for occupancy.

List by height[edit]

Note: A minimum height limit of 500 metres (1,640 ft) for notable structures is used for practical purposes to keep the list to a reasonable length. List of tallest structures in the world - 300 to 400 metres and List of tallest structures in the world - 400 to 500 metres contain shorter structures.
  • Likely structures still missing from this list include masts used for the Russian navigation system RSDN-20.
  • Structures no longer standing are indicated by grey color.
  • For all structures the pinnacle height is given, so the height of skyscrapers may differ from the values at List of skyscrapers.
  • Guyed masts are indicated by blue color.
  • If the height of two or more structures is equal, they will be sorted by the year of construction. If the year of construction is also equal, they will be then sorted according to name.
  • Structures under construction are included in main list if the current height is over 500 metres (1,640 ft)
  • Tension-leg platforms are not included.

Structures (past or present) 600 m and taller (1,969 ft)[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Structure type Main use Country Town Remarks Coordinates
Burj Khalifa 829.8 m (2,722 ft) 2010 Skyscraper Office, hotel, residential United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dubai Tallest man-made structure in the world 25°11′50.0″N 55°16′26.6″E / 25.197222°N 55.274056°E / 25.197222; 55.274056 (Burj Dubai)
Warsaw Radio Mast 646.4 m (2,121 ft) 1972–1974 Guyed mast LF transmission Poland Poland Gąbin-Konstantynów, Masovian Voivodeship Insulated; collapsed on August 8, 1991 during guy wire exchange 52°22′3.74″N 19°48′8.73″E / 52.3677056°N 19.8024250°E / 52.3677056; 19.8024250 (Warsaw Radio Mast)
Tokyo Skytree 634.0 m (2,080.1 ft)[1] 2012 Steel tower Observation, VHF-UHF transmission  Japan Tokyo Topped out on March 18, 2011, tallest structure in Japan 35°42′36.5″N 139°48′39″E / 35.710139°N 139.81083°E / 35.710139; 139.81083 (Tokyo Skytree)
Shanghai Tower 632.0 m (2,073.5 ft)m 2013 Skyscraper Residential, observation China China Shanghai Under construction, topped out in August 2013. Tallest structure in China and second tallest skyscraper in the world. 31°14′7.8″N 121°30′3.6″E / 31.235500°N 121.501000°E / 31.235500; 121.501000 (Shanghai Tower)
KVLY-TV mast 628.8 m (2,063 ft) 1963 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Blanchard, North Dakota Tallest mast in the world 47°20′31.85″N 97°17′21.13″W / 47.3421806°N 97.2892028°W / 47.3421806; -97.2892028 (KVLY-TV mast)
KXJB-TV mast 627.8 m (2,060 ft) 1998 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Galesburg, North Dakota Rebuilt after collapses on February 14, 1968 and April 6, 1997 47°16′45″N 97°20′27″W / 47.27917°N 97.34083°W / 47.27917; -97.34083 (KXJB-TV mast)
KXTV/KOVR tower 624.5 m (2,049 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Walnut Grove, California Tallest structure in California 38°14′23.2″N 121°30′05.7″W / 38.239778°N 121.501583°W / 38.239778; -121.501583 (KXTV/KOVR Tower)
Petronius Platform 610 m (2,000 ft) 2000 Offshore platform Oil drilling United States U.S. Petronius field, Gulf of Mexico Located appr. 210 kilometers (130 mi) southeast of New Orleans 29°06′30″N 87°56′30″W / 29.10833°N 87.94167°W / 29.10833; -87.94167
KATV tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1965 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Redfield, Arkansas was tallest structure in Arkansas, collapsed on January 11, 2008 34°28′24.0″N 92°12′11″W / 34.473333°N 92.20306°W / 34.473333; -92.20306 (KATV Tower)
KCAU TV Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1965 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Sioux City, Iowa Tallest structure in Iowa (equal)[2] 42°35′11.0″N 96°13′57″W / 42.586389°N 96.23250°W / 42.586389; -96.23250 (KCAU TV Tower)
WECT tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1969 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Colly Township, North Carolina Demolished on September 20, 2012.[3] Was once the tallest structure in North Carolina 34°34′44.0″N 78°26′12″W / 34.578889°N 78.43667°W / 34.578889; -78.43667 (WECT TV6 Tower)
Local TV Iowa Tower Alleman 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1972 Guyed mast VHF-TV, FM radio transmission United States U.S. Alleman, Iowa Tallest structure in Iowa (equal) 41°48′33.0″N 93°36′53″W / 41.809167°N 93.61472°W / 41.809167; -93.61472 (WHO-TV, KDIN-TV,WOI-FM Tower)
Des Moines Hearst-Argyle Television Tower Alleman 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1974 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Alleman, Iowa Tallest structure in Iowa (equal) 41°48′35.0″N 93°37′17″W / 41.809722°N 93.62139°W / 41.809722; -93.62139 (Des Moines Hearst-Argyle Television Tower Alleman)
Diversified Communications Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1981 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Floyd Dale, South Carolina Tallest structure in S Carolina (equal) 34°22′03.0″N 79°19′48″W / 34.367500°N 79.33000°W / 34.367500; -79.33000 (Diversified Communications Tower)
AFLAC Tower[4] 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Rowley, Iowa Tallest structure in Iowa (equal) 42°24′02.0″N 91°50′37″W / 42.400556°N 91.84361°W / 42.400556; -91.84361 (AFLAC Tower)
WBTV-Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Dallas, North Carolina Tallest structure in N Carolina (equal) 35°21′51.0″N 81°11′12″W / 35.364167°N 81.18667°W / 35.364167; -81.18667 (WBTV-Tower)
KTVO-TV Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) N/A Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri Collapsed June 2, 1988 40°31′47″N 92°26′29″W / 40.52972°N 92.44139°W / 40.52972; -92.44139 (KTVO)
Hearst-Argyle Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Walnut Grove, California 38°15′52.1″N 121°29′25.5″W / 38.264472°N 121.490417°W / 38.264472; -121.490417 (Hearst-Argyle Tower)
WTTO Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1986 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Windham Springs, Alabama Tallest structure in Alabama 33°28′51.0″N 87°24′03″W / 33.480833°N 87.40083°W / 33.480833; -87.40083 (WTTO Tower)
WCSC-Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1986 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Awendaw, South Carolina Tallest structure in S Carolina (equal) 32°55′29.0″N 79°41′57″W / 32.924722°N 79.69917°W / 32.924722; -79.69917 (WCSC-Tower)
KTVE-Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1987 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Bolding, Arkansas also known as SpectraSite Tower Bolding; tallest structure in Arkansas 33°04′41.0″N 92°13′41″W / 33.078056°N 92.22806°W / 33.078056; -92.22806 (KTVE-Tower)
WCTV Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1987 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Metcalf, Georgia Tallest structure in Georgia 30°40′14.0″N 83°56′26″W / 30.670556°N 83.94056°W / 30.670556; -83.94056 (WCTV Tower)
WRAL HDTV Mast 609.6 m (2,000 ft) (orig. 609.3 m) 1991 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Auburn, North Carolina Rebuil of 2 masts which collapsed in December 1989 35°40′35.1″N 78°32′07.2″W / 35.676417°N 78.535333°W / 35.676417; -78.535333 (WRAL HDTV Mast)
TV Alabama Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1996 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Windham Springs, Alabama Tallest structure in Alabama 33°28′48.0″N 87°25′50″W / 33.480000°N 87.43056°W / 33.480000; -87.43056 (TV Alabama Tower)
KDLT Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 1998 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Rowena, South Dakota Tallest structure in South Dakota 43°30′18.0″N 96°33′23″W / 43.505000°N 96.55639°W / 43.505000; -96.55639 (KDLT Tower)
KMOS TV Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 2002 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Syracuse, Missouri Tallest structure in Missouri; also called Rohn Tower. 38°37′36.0″N 92°52′04″W / 38.626667°N 92.86778°W / 38.626667; -92.86778 (KMOS TV Tower)
Winnie Cumulus Broadcasting Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 2005 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Winnie, Texas Tallest structure in Texas (equal)[5] 29°56′09.8″N 94°30′39.4″W / 29.936056°N 94.510944°W / 29.936056; -94.510944 (Winnie Cumulus Broadcasting Tower)
Liberman Broadcasting Tower Era 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 2006 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Era, Texas Tallest structure in Texas (equal) 33°29′05.5″N 97°24′44.8″W / 33.484861°N 97.412444°W / 33.484861; -97.412444 (Liberman Broadcasting Tower Era)
WEAU-Tower 609.6 m (2,000 ft) 2012 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Fairchild, Wisconsin Tallest structure in Wisconsin; original built in 1966, collapsed during ice & wind storm on March 22, 2011; replacement, still at 2,000 feet, began service January 4, 2012 44°39′50.0″N 90°57′41″W / 44.663889°N 90.96139°W / 44.663889; -90.96139 (WEAU-Tower)
Perry Broadcasting Tower 609.5 m (2,000 ft) 2004 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Alfalfa, Oklahoma Tallest structure in Oklahoma 35°15′03.8″N 98°36′53.8″W / 35.251056°N 98.614944°W / 35.251056; -98.614944 (Perry Broadcasting Tower)
KY3 Tower[6] 609.4 m (1,999 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Fordland, Missouri 37°10′26.0″N 92°56′28.1″W / 37.173889°N 92.941139°W / 37.173889; -92.941139 (KY3 Tower)
SpectraSite Tower Thomasville[6] 609.4 m (1,999 ft) 2002 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Thomasville, Georgia 30°40′50.3″N 83°58′20.6″W / 30.680639°N 83.972389°W / 30.680639; -83.972389 (SpectraSite Tower Thomasville)
Pegasus Broadcasting Tower[6] 609.4 m (1,999 ft)  ? Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Metcalf, Georgia 30°40′52.0″N 83°58′21″W / 30.681111°N 83.97250°W / 30.681111; -83.97250
KLDE Tower[6] 609.3 m (1,999 ft) 1986 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Liverpool, Texas also known as Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower, TX 29°17′17.0″N 95°13′54″W / 29.288056°N 95.23167°W / 29.288056; -95.23167 (KLDE Tower)
WCKW/KSTE-Tower[6] 609.3 m (1,999 ft) 1988 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Vacherie, Louisiana Tallest structure in Louisiana; also known as Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower, LA. 29°57′11.0″N 90°43′26″W / 29.953056°N 90.72389°W / 29.953056; -90.72389 (WCKW/KSTE-Tower)
American Towers Tower Elkhart[6] 609.3 m (1,999 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Elkhart, Iowa 41°49′48.0″N 93°36′54.6″W / 41.830000°N 93.615167°W / 41.830000; -93.615167 (American Towers Tower Elkhart)
Salem Radio Properties Tower[6] 609.3 m (1,999 ft) 2002 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Collinsville, Texas 33°32′08.4″N 96°49′55″W / 33.535667°N 96.83194°W / 33.535667; -96.83194 (Salem Radio Properties Tower)
Stowell Cumulus Broadcasting Tower[7] 609.3 m (1,999 ft)  ? Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Stowell, Texas Built, although mentioned in FCC-list as granted 29°41′52.5″N 94°24′9.3″W / 29.697917°N 94.402583°W / 29.697917; -94.402583 (Stowell Cumulus Broadcasting Tower)
WLBT Tower 609 m (1,998 ft) 1999 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Raymond, Mississippi Tallest structure in Mississippi 32°12′49.9″N 90°22′56.5″W / 32.213861°N 90.382361°W / 32.213861; -90.382361 (WLBT Tower)
KYTV Tower 2[6] 608.4 m (1,996 ft) 1973 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Marshfield, Missouri also known as American Tower Management 37°13′09.4″N 92°56′57.4″W / 37.219278°N 92.949278°W / 37.219278; -92.949278 (KYTV Tower 2)
SpectraSite Tower Raymond[6] 608.4 m (1,996 ft)  ? Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Raymond, Mississippi 32°12′11.9″N 90°23′34.8″W / 32.203306°N 90.393000°W / 32.203306; -90.393000 (SpectraSite Tower Raymond)
Hoyt Radio Tower[6] 608.38 m (1,996.0 ft) 2003 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Hoyt, Colorado Tallest structure in Colorado 39°55′21.8″N 103°58′20.2″W / 39.922722°N 103.972278°W / 39.922722; -103.972278 (Hoyt Radio Tower)
Service Broadcasting Tower Decatur[6] 608.1 m (1,995 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Decatur, Texas 33°23′12.0″N 97°33′58″W / 33.386667°N 97.56611°W / 33.386667; -97.56611 (Service Broadcasting Tower Decatur)
WTVD Tower[6] 607.8 m (1,994 ft) 1978 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Auburn, North Carolina 35°40′06.0″N 78°31′58″W / 35.668333°N 78.53278°W / 35.668333; -78.53278 (WTVD Tower)
Channel 40 Tower[6] 607.8 m (1,994 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Walnut Grove, California 38°16′21.4″N 121°30′21.6″W / 38.272611°N 121.506000°W / 38.272611; -121.506000 (Channel 40 Tower)
Liberman Broadcasting Tower Devers[6] 607.7 m (1,994 ft) 2006 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Devers, Texas 30°01′02.2″N 94°32′47.9″W / 30.017278°N 94.546639°W / 30.017278; -94.546639 (Liberman Broadcasting Tower Devers)
KHYS Tower 607.2 m (1,992 ft) 1997 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Devers, Texas dismantled 30°03′07.0″N 94°31′39″W / 30.051944°N 94.52750°W / 30.051944; -94.52750 (KHYS Tower)
Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Devers[6] 607 m (1,991 ft) 1988 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Devers, Texas 30°03′06.0″N 94°31′38″W / 30.051667°N 94.52722°W / 30.051667; -94.52722 (Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Devers)
Media General Tower[6] 607 m (1,991 ft) 1987 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Awendaw, South Carolina 32°56′25.0″N 79°41′44″W / 32.940278°N 79.69556°W / 32.940278; -79.69556 (Media General Tower)
Eastern North Carolina Broadcasting Tower[6] 606.2 m (1,989 ft) 1980 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Trenton, North Carolina 35°06′16.0″N 77°20′11″W / 35.104444°N 77.33639°W / 35.104444; -77.33639 (Eastern North Carolina Broadcasting Tower)
WNCN Tower[8] 606.2 m (1,989 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Garner, North Carolina 35°40′29.0″N 78°31′39.0″W / 35.674722°N 78.527500°W / 35.674722; -78.527500 (WNCN Tower)
KELO TV Tower[9] 605 m (1,985 ft) 1974 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Rowena, South Dakota 43°31′07.0″N 96°32′06″W / 43.518611°N 96.53500°W / 43.518611; -96.53500 (KELO TV Tower)
WITN Tower[6] 605 m (1,985 ft) 1979 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Grifton, North Carolina also known as Gray Television Tower 35°21′56.0″N 77°23′37.0″W / 35.365556°N 77.393611°W / 35.365556; -77.393611 (WITN Tower)
Noe Corp Tower[6] 604.7 m (1,984 ft) 1998 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Columbia, Louisiana 32°11′51.0″N 92°04′14″W / 32.197500°N 92.07056°W / 32.197500; -92.07056 (Noe Corp Tower)
Pappas Telecasting Tower[6] 603.6 m (1,980 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Plymouth County, Iowa 42°35′12.0″N 96°13′19.0″W / 42.586667°N 96.221944°W / 42.586667; -96.221944 (Pappas Telecasting Tower)
KHOU-TV Tower 602 m (1,975 ft) 1992 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°33′41.0″N 95°30′05″W / 29.561389°N 95.50139°W / 29.561389; -95.50139 (KHOU-TV Tower)
Richland Towers Tower Missouri City 601.3 m (1,973 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°34′16.0″N 95°30′38″W / 29.571111°N 95.51056°W / 29.571111; -95.51056 (Richland Towers Tower Missouri City)
KSWB-TV Tower 601 m (1,972 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. San Diego, California 32°41′47″N 116°56′10″W / 32.69639°N 116.93611°W / 32.69639; -116.93611 (KSWB-TV_Tower)
Abraj Al Bait Hotel Tower 601 m (1,972 ft) 2011 Skyscraper Hotel, residential Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Mecca Tallest structure in Saudi Arabia 21°25′08″N 39°49′35″E / 21.41889°N 39.82639°E / 21.41889; 39.82639 (Abraj Al Bait Hotel Tower)
Senior Road Tower 600.7 m (1,971 ft) 1983 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°34′35.0″N 95°30′37″W / 29.576389°N 95.51028°W / 29.576389; -95.51028 (Senior Road Tower)
KTRK-TV Tower[10] 600.5 m (1,970 ft) 1982 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°34′28.0″N 95°29′38″W / 29.574444°N 95.49389°W / 29.574444; -95.49389 (KTRK-TV Tower)
Houston Tower Joint Venture Tower[6] 600.5 m (1,970 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°34′07.0″N 95°29′58″W / 29.568611°N 95.49944°W / 29.568611; -95.49944 (Houston Tower Joint Venture Tower)
American Towers Tower Missouri City[6] 600.5 m (1,970 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°33′45.1″N 95°30′35.7″W / 29.562528°N 95.509917°W / 29.562528; -95.509917 (American Towers Tower Missouri City)
Fox-TV Tower[6] 600.4 m (1,970 ft) 1982 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Missouri City, Texas 29°34′29.0″N 95°29′38″W / 29.574722°N 95.49389°W / 29.574722; -95.49389 (Fox-TV Tower)
Mississippi Telecasting Tower[6] 600 m (1,969 ft) 1982 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Inverness, Mississippi 33°22′23.0″N 90°32′25″W / 33.373056°N 90.54028°W / 33.373056; -90.54028 (Mississippi Telecasting Tower)
WCNC-TV Tower[11] 600 m (1,969 ft) 1992 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Dallas, North Carolina 35°20′49.4″N 81°10′14.2″W / 35.347056°N 81.170611°W / 35.347056; -81.170611 (WCNC-TV Tower)
Capstar Radio Tower[6] 600 m (1,969 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Middlesex, North Carolina 35°49′54.0″N 78°08′49″W / 35.831667°N 78.14694°W / 35.831667; -78.14694 (Capstar Radio Tower)
Canton Tower 600 m (1,969 ft) 2009 Concrete tower Observation, VHF-UHF transmission China China Guangzhou 23°06′32.55″N 113°19′9.29″E / 23.1090417°N 113.3192472°E / 23.1090417; 113.3192472 (Canton Tower)
WPDE-TV Tower 600 m (1,969 ft) 1980 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Dillon, South Carolina 34°21′53.0″N 79°19′49″W / 34.364722°N 79.33028°W / 34.364722; -79.33028 (WPDE-TV Tower)

Structures (past or present) between 550 and 600 m (1,804 ft and 1,969 ft)[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Structure type Main use Country Town Remarks Coordinates
KDUH-TV Mast Hemingford 599 m (1,965 ft) 1969 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Hemingford, Nebraska collapsed on September 24, 2003 42°10′21.0″N 103°13′59″W / 42.172500°N 103.23306°W / 42.172500; -103.23306 (KDUH/CH4 TV Mast)
American Towers Tower Liverpool[6] 598.3 m (1,963 ft) 1992 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Liverpool, Texas 29°17′56.8″N 95°14′12.1″W / 29.299111°N 95.236694°W / 29.299111; -95.236694 (American Towers Tower Liverpool)
Media General Tower Dillon [6] 598 m (1,962 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Dillon, South Carolina 34°22′05.0″N 79°19′20″W / 34.368056°N 79.32222°W / 34.368056; -79.32222 (Media General Tower Dillon)
Duffy-Shamrock Joint Venture Tower[6] 597.4 m (1,960 ft) 1990 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Bertram, Texas 30°43′34.7″N 97°59′24.1″W / 30.726306°N 97.990028°W / 30.726306; -97.990028 (Duffy-Shamrock Joint Venture Tower)
AMFM Tower Collinsville[6] 597.4 m (1,960 ft) 2002 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Collinsville, Texas 33°33′37.0″N 96°57′35″W / 33.560278°N 96.95972°W / 33.560278; -96.95972 (AMFM Tower Collinsville)
KOLR/KOZK Tower[6] 597.3 m (1,960 ft) (orig. 609.6 m) 1971 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Fordland, Missouri also known as KYTV Tower 1 37°10′11.0″N 92°56′31″W / 37.169722°N 92.94194°W / 37.169722; -92.94194 (KOLR/KOZK Tower)
Cosmos Broadcasting Tower Winnabow[6] 595.6 m (1,954 ft) 1981 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Winnabow, North Carolina 34°07′54.0″N 78°11′16″W / 34.131667°N 78.18778°W / 34.131667; -78.18778 (Cosmos Broadcasting Tower Winnabow)
Spectra Site Communications Tower Robertsdale[6] 592.6 m (1,944 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Robertsdale, Alabama 30°36′41.0″N 87°36′26.4″W / 30.611389°N 87.607333°W / 30.611389; -87.607333 (Spectra Site Communications Tower Robertsdale)
CBC Real Estate Co. Inc Tower[6] 592.4 m (1,944 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Dallas, North Carolina 35°21′44.5″N 81°09′18.3″W / 35.362361°N 81.155083°W / 35.362361; -81.155083 (CBC Real Estate Co. Inc Tower)
Cosmos Broadcasting Tower Grady[6] 589.8 m (1,935 ft) 1977 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Grady, Alabama 31°58′29.0″N 86°09′44″W / 31.974722°N 86.16222°W / 31.974722; -86.16222 (Cosmos Broadcasting Tower Grady)
American Towers Tower Columbia[6] 587.9 m (1,929 ft) 1986 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Columbia, Louisiana 32°05′42.6″N 92°10′34.3″W / 32.095167°N 92.176194°W / 32.095167; -92.176194 (American Towers Tower Columbia)
Sonsinger Management Tower[6] 587.6 m (1,928 ft) 1988 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Splendora, Texas also known as KKHT Radio Mast 30°13′54.0″N 95°07′27″W / 30.231667°N 95.12417°W / 30.231667; -95.12417 (Sonsinger Management Tower)
Cedar Rapids TV Tower[6] 587.3 m (1,927 ft) 1974 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Walker City, Iowa 42°18′59.0″N 91°51′31″W / 42.316389°N 91.85861°W / 42.316389; -91.85861 (Cedar Rapids TV Tower)
Channel 6 Tower Eddy[6] 586.4 m (1,924 ft) 1981 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Eddy, Texas 31°16′25.0″N 97°13′15″W / 31.273611°N 97.22083°W / 31.273611; -97.22083 (Channel 6 Tower Eddy)
Entravision Texas Tower[6] 585.2 m (1,920 ft) 1998 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Greenwood, Texas 33°26′13.0″N 97°29′06″W / 33.436944°N 97.48500°W / 33.436944; -97.48500 (Entravision Texas Tower)
Multimedia Associates Tower[6] 584 m (1,916 ft) 1999 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Rio Grande City, Texas 26°31′02.0″N 98°39′08″W / 26.517222°N 98.65222°W / 26.517222; -98.65222 (Multimedia Associates Tower)
American Towers Tower Randleman 583.4 m (1,914 ft) 2004 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Randleman, North Carolina 35°52′13.5″N 79°50′24″W / 35.870417°N 79.84000°W / 35.870417; -79.84000 (American Towers Tower Randleman)
KTUL Tower Coweta 581.8 m (1,909 ft) 1988 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Coweta, Oklahoma 35°58′08.0″N 95°36′56″W / 35.968889°N 95.61556°W / 35.968889; -95.61556 (KTUL Tower Coweta)
American Towers Tower Robertsdale 579.9 m (1,903 ft) 2004 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Robertsdale, Alabama 30°36′45.4″N 87°38′41.6″W / 30.612611°N 87.644889°W / 30.612611; -87.644889 (American Towers Tower Robertsdale)
Baldpate Platform 579.7 m (1,902 ft) 1998 Offshore platform Oil drilling United StatesU.S. Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico Located about 193 km (120 mi) off Louisiana coast
WDJR-FM Tower 579.42 m (1,901.0 ft) 1978 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Bethlehem, Florida Tallest structure in Florida 30°55′12.0″N 85°44′30″W / 30.920000°N 85.74167°W / 30.920000; -85.74167 (WDJR-FM Tower)
Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Redfield 578.8 m (1,899 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Redfield, Arkansas 34°26′31.0″N 92°13′04″W / 34.441944°N 92.21778°W / 34.441944; -92.21778 (Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Redfield)
WFMY Tower[12] 575.9 m (1,889 ft) 2002 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Greensboro, North Carolina 35°52′13.5″N 79°50′24″W / 35.870417°N 79.84000°W / 35.870417; -79.84000 (WFMY Tower)
Cox Radio Tower 572.8 m (1,879 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Shepherd, Texas 30°32′07.0″N 95°01′05″W / 30.535278°N 95.01806°W / 30.535278; -95.01806 (Cox Radio Tower)
Media General Tower Spanish Fort 572.7 m (1,879 ft) 1986 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Spanish Fort, Alabama 30°41′21.0″N 87°49′49″W / 30.689167°N 87.83028°W / 30.689167; -87.83028 (Media General Tower Spanish Fort)
WFTV Tower Saint Cloud 571.1 m (1,874 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Saint Cloud, Florida 28°16′45.3″N 81°01′24″W / 28.279250°N 81.02333°W / 28.279250; -81.02333 (WFTV)
Capstar Radio Operating Gray Court Tower[citation needed] 567.1 m (1,861 ft) 1980 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Gray Court, South Carolina demolished, no longer in FCC list
KLKN Tower 565.1 m (1,854 ft) 1965 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Genoa, Nebraska 41°32′28.0″N 97°40′46″W / 41.541111°N 97.67944°W / 41.541111; -97.67944 (KLKN Tower)
Pinnacle Towers Tower Princeton 561.3 m (1,842 ft) 1993 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Princeton, Florida 25°32′25.0″N 80°28′06″W / 25.540278°N 80.46833°W / 25.540278; -80.46833 (Pinnacle Towers Tower Princeton)
WTVJ Tower Princeton 561.1 m (1,841 ft) 1993 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Princeton, Florida 25°32′25.0″N 80°28′06″W / 25.540278°N 80.46833°W / 25.540278; -80.46833 (WTVJ Tower Princeton)
Pappas Partnership Stations Tower Gretna[citation needed] 559.6 m (1,836 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Gretna, Nebraska 41°04′15.9″N 96°13′32.3″W / 41.071083°N 96.225639°W / 41.071083; -96.225639
KBIM Tower 559.02 m (1,834.1 ft) 1965 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Roswell, New Mexico 33°03′20.0″N 103°49′14″W / 33.055556°N 103.82056°W / 33.055556; -103.82056 (KBIM Tower)
Tulsa Tower Joint Venture Tower Oneta 559 m (1,834 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Oneta, Oklahoma 36°01′15.0″N 95°40′33″W / 36.020833°N 95.67583°W / 36.020833; -95.67583 (Tulsa Tower Joint Venture Tower Oneta)
KTBS Tower 556.5 m (1,826 ft) 2003 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Shreveport, Louisiana 32°41′7″N 93°56′1″W / 32.68528°N 93.93361°W / 32.68528; -93.93361 (KTBS Tower)
CN Tower 553 m (1,814 ft) 1976 Concrete tower Observation, VHF-UHF transmission Canada Canada Toronto, Ontario Tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere 43°38′33.22″N 79°23′13.41″W / 43.6425611°N 79.3870583°W / 43.6425611; -79.3870583 (CN Tower)

Structures (past or present) between 500 and 550 m (1,640 and 1,804 ft)[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Structure type Main use Country Town Remarks Coordinates
SBA Towers Tower Hayneville 547.7 m (1,797 ft) 1989 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Hayneville, Alabama 32°08′30.2″N 86°44′42.1″W / 32.141722°N 86.745028°W / 32.141722; -86.745028 (SBA Towers Tower Hayneville)
Channel 32 Limited Partnership Tower 547.7 m (1,797 ft) 1990 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Hayneville, Alabama 32°08′31.0″N 86°44′42.0″W / 32.141944°N 86.745000°W / 32.141944; -86.745000 (Channel 32 Limited Partnership Tower)
KATC Tower Kaplan 546.6 m (1,793 ft) 1978 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Kaplan, Louisiana 30°02′20.0″N 92°22′15″W / 30.038889°N 92.37083°W / 30.038889; -92.37083 (KATC Tower Kaplan)
Cosmos Broadcasting Tower Egypt 546.5 m (1,793 ft) 1981 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Egypt, Arkansas 35°53′22.0″N 90°56′08″W / 35.889444°N 90.93556°W / 35.889444; -90.93556 (Cosmos Broadcasting Tower Egypt)
Raycom Media Tower Mooringsport 545.8 m (1,791 ft) 1975 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Mooringsport, Louisiana 32°40′29.0″N 93°56′01″W / 32.674722°N 93.93361°W / 32.674722; -93.93361 (Raycom Media Tower Mooringsport)
Pinnacle Towers Tower Mooringsport 542.8 m (1,781 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Mooringsport, Louisiana 32°39′58.0″N 93°55′59″W / 32.666111°N 93.93306°W / 32.666111; -93.93306 (Pinnacle Towers Tower Mooringsport)
1 World Trade Center 541.3 m (1,776 ft) 2013 Skyscraper Office, VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. New York City Tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere 40°42′42″N 74°0′45″W / 40.71167°N 74.01250°W / 40.71167; -74.01250 (World Trade Center)
Branch Young Broadcasting Tower 541 m (1,775 ft)  ? Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Branch, Louisiana 30°19′18″N 92°16′58″W / 30.32167°N 92.28278°W / 30.32167; -92.28278 (Branch Young Broadcasting Tower)
Ostankino Tower 540.1 m (1,772 ft) 1967 Concrete tower Observation, VHF-UHF transmission Russia Russia Moscow 2000 fire led to renovation, tallest structure in Russia 55°49′10.94″N 37°36′41.79″E / 55.8197056°N 37.6116083°E / 55.8197056; 37.6116083 (Ostankino Tower)
KLFY TV Tower Maxie 540.1 m (1,772 ft) 1970 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Maxie, Louisiana 30°19′21.0″N 92°22′40″W / 30.322500°N 92.37778°W / 30.322500; -92.37778 (KLFY TV Tower Maxie)
Cusseta Richland Towers Tower[6] 538.2 m (1,766 ft) 2005 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Cusseta, Georgia 32°19′16.4″N 84°47′28.2″W / 32.321222°N 84.791167°W / 32.321222; -84.791167 (Cusseta Richland Towers Tower)
Cox Radio Tower Braselton[6] 538 m (1,765 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Braselton, Georgia 34°07′32.0″N 83°51′32″W / 34.125556°N 83.85889°W / 34.125556; -83.85889 (Cox Radio Tower Braselton)
American Towers Tower Eglin[6] 537.7 m (1,764 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Elgin, South Carolina also known as WOLO TV Tower 34°06′58.4″N 80°45′49.9″W / 34.116222°N 80.763861°W / 34.116222; -80.763861 (American Towers Tower Eglin)
Alabama Telecasters Tower[6] 535.5 m (1,757 ft) 1995 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Gordonsville, Alabama 32°08′58.0″N 86°46′51″W / 32.149444°N 86.78083°W / 32.149444; -86.78083 (Alabama Telecasters Tower)
WIMZ-FM-Tower 534.01 m (1,752.0 ft) 1963 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Knoxville, Tennessee also known as WBIR TV mast, tallest structure in world, 1963 36°08′05.49″N 83°43′28.01″W / 36.1348583°N 83.7244472°W / 36.1348583; -83.7244472 (WIMZ-FM-Tower)
Capitol Broadcasting Tower Broadway 533.1 m (1,749 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Broadway, North Carolina dismantled 35°30′45.0″N 78°58′40″W / 35.512500°N 78.97778°W / 35.512500; -78.97778 (Capitol Broadcasting Tower Broadway)
Capitol Broadcasting Tower Columbia 533.1 m (1,749 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Columbia, North Carolina 35°30′44.0″N 78°58′41″W / 35.512222°N 78.97806°W / 35.512222; -78.97806 (Capitol Broadcasting Tower Columbia)
WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower 533 m (1,749 ft) 1962 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Cusseta, Georgia also known as WTVM TV mast, tallest structure in world, 1962–1963 32°19′25.09″N 84°46′45.07″W / 32.3236361°N 84.7791861°W / 32.3236361; -84.7791861 (WTVM/WRBL-TV & WVRK-FM Tower)
WAVE-Mast 530.05 m (1,739.0 ft) 1990 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. La Grange, Kentucky 38°27′23.0″N 85°25′28″W / 38.456389°N 85.42444°W / 38.456389; -85.42444 (WAVE-Mast)
Louisiana Television Broadcasting Tower Sunshine 529.4 m (1,737 ft) 1972 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Sunshine, Louisiana 30°17′49.0″N 91°11′37″W / 30.296944°N 91.19361°W / 30.296944; -91.19361 (Louisiana Television Broadcasting Tower Sunshine)
Bullwinkle Platform 529.1 m (1,736 ft) 1989 Offshore platform Oil drilling United States U.S. Manatee Field, Gulf of Mexico Located about 260 kilometers (160 mi) southwest of New Orleans
Pinnacle Towers Tower Addis 528.8 m (1,735 ft) 1986 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Addis, Louisiana 30°19′35.0″N 91°16′36″W / 30.326389°N 91.27667°W / 30.326389; -91.27667 (Pinnacle Towers Tower Addis)
Richland Towers Tower Cedar Hill 527.6 m (1,731 ft) 2004 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Cedar Hill, Texas 32°35′02.7″N 96°57′48.8″W / 32.584083°N 96.963556°W / 32.584083; -96.963556 (Richland Towers Tower Cedar Hill)
Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) 527.3 m (1,730 ft) 1974 Skyscraper Office, observation, VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. Chicago, Illinois Tallest building in world, 1974–1998 41°52′44.1″N 87°38′10.2″W / 41.878917°N 87.636167°W / 41.878917; -87.636167 (Sears Tower)
World Trade Center, Tower 1 526.3 m (1,727 ft) 1973 Skyscraper Office, VHF-UHF transmission United States U.S. New York City destroyed on September 11, 2001 40°42′42″N 74°0′45″W / 40.71167°N 74.01250°W / 40.71167; -74.01250 (World Trade Center)
WAFB Tower Baton Rouge 525.8 m (1,725 ft) 1965 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Baton Rouge, Louisiana 30°21′59.0″N 91°12′47″W / 30.366389°N 91.21306°W / 30.366389; -91.21306 (WAFB Tower Baton Rouge)
WAEO Tower 524.5 m (1,721 ft) 1966 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Starks, Wisconsin destroyed on November 17, 1968 in aircraft collision
Media Venture Tower[6] 522.5 m (1,714 ft) 1999 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Fincher, Florida 30°40′07.0″N 83°58′10″W / 30.668611°N 83.96944°W / 30.668611; -83.96944 (Media Venture Tower)
Media Venture Management Tower Fincher[6] 522.5 m (1,714 ft) 1999 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Fincher, Florida
Orlando Hearst Argyle Television Tower[6] 522.5 m (1,714 ft) 1980 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Orange City, Florida Height today 510.5 metres 28°56′16.0″N 81°18′57.0″W / 28.937778°N 81.315833°W / 28.937778; -81.315833 (Orlando Hearst Argyle Television Tower)
Pinnacle Towers Tower Moody[6] 522.4 m (1,714 ft) 1988 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Moody, Texas 31°18′54.0″N 97°19′37″W / 31.315000°N 97.32694°W / 31.315000; -97.32694 (Pinnacle Towers Tower Moody)
Clear Channel Broadcasting Tower Rosinton[6] 520.3 m (1,707 ft) 1981 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Rosinton, Alabama
Pacific and Southern Company Tower Lugoff[6] 520.2 m (1,707 ft) 1985 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Lugoff, South Carolina 34°05′50.0″N 80°45′50″W / 34.097222°N 80.76389°W / 34.097222; -80.76389 (Pacific and Southern Company Tower Lugoff)
Young Broadcasting Tower Garden City[6] 519.7 m (1,705 ft) 1978 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Garden City, South Dakota 44°57′56.0″N 97°35′23″W / 44.965556°N 97.58972°W / 44.965556; -97.58972 (Young Broadcasting Tower Garden City)
Gray Television Tower Carlos[6] 519.7 m (1,705 ft) 1983 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Carlos, Texas 30°33′17.0″N 96°01′52″W / 30.554722°N 96.03111°W / 30.554722; -96.03111 (Gray Television Tower Carlos)
South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network Tower[6] 516.7 m (1,695 ft) 1974 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Faith, South Dakota 45°03′14.0″N 102°15′49″W / 45.053889°N 102.26361°W / 45.053889; -102.26361 (South Dakota Public Broadcasting Network Tower)
Spectra Site Communications Tower Orange City[6] 516.6 m (1,695 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Orange City, Florida Height reduced to 512.7 metres 28°55′11.1″N 81°19′07″W / 28.919750°N 81.31861°W / 28.919750; -81.31861 (Spectra Site Communications Tower Orange City)
Christmas Brown Road Tower[6] 516.6 m (1,695 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Christmas, Florida 28°36′36.0″N 81°03′34.0″W / 28.610000°N 81.059444°W / 28.610000; -81.059444 (Christmas Brown Road Tower)
Gray Television Tower Madill[6] 516.3 m (1,694 ft) 1984 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Madill, Oklahoma 34°01′58.0″N 96°48′01″W / 34.032778°N 96.80028°W / 34.032778; -96.80028 (Gray Television Tower Madill)
American Tower Christmas[6] 513.3 m (1,684 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Christmas, Florida 28°34′53.0″N 81°04′29″W / 28.581389°N 81.07472°W / 28.581389; -81.07472 (American Tower Christmas)
Richland Towers Bithlo[6] 512.7 m (1,682 ft) 2002 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Bithlo, Florida 28°35′12.6″N 81°04′57.5″W / 28.586833°N 81.082639°W / 28.586833; -81.082639 (Richland Towers Bithlo)
Northland Television Tower Rhinelander[6] 512.6 m (1,682 ft) 1979 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Rhinelander, Wisconsin 45°40′03.0″N 89°12′29″W / 45.667500°N 89.20806°W / 45.667500; -89.20806 (Northland Television Tower Rhinelander)
Gray Television Tower Moody[6] 511.8 m (1,679 ft) 1978 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Moody, Texas 31°19′20.0″N 97°19′03″W / 31.322222°N 97.31750°W / 31.322222; -97.31750 (Gray Television Tower Moody)
KFVS TV Mast 511.1 m (1,677 ft) 1960 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Tallest structure in the world 1960–1961 37°25′44.5″N 89°30′13.84″W / 37.429028°N 89.5038444°W / 37.429028; -89.5038444 (KFVS TV Mast)
Taipei 101 509.2 m (1,671 ft) 2004 Skyscraper Office, observation, VHF-UHF transmission Taiwan Taiwan Taipei Tallest building in the world 2004–2007 25°02′01″N 121°33′52″E / 25.03361°N 121.56444°E / 25.03361; 121.56444 (Taipei 101)
Cox Radio Tower Verna 508.1 m (1,667 ft) 1994 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Verna, Florida 27°24′31.2″N 82°14′59.3″W / 27.408667°N 82.249806°W / 27.408667; -82.249806 (Cox Radio Tower Verna)
WMTW TV Mast 508.1 m (1,667 ft) 2001 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Baldwin, Maine 43°50′44.0″N 70°45′41″W / 43.845556°N 70.76139°W / 43.845556; -70.76139 (WMTW TV Mast)
American Towers Tower Cedar Hill[6] 506.2 m (1,661 ft) 1999 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Cedar Hill, Texas 32°35′20.0″N 96°58′05.9″W / 32.588889°N 96.968306°W / 32.588889; -96.968306 (American Towers Tower Cedar Hill)
American Towers Tower Oklahoma City[6] 502 m (1,647 ft) 1999 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 35°35′52.1″N 97°29′23.2″W / 35.597806°N 97.489778°W / 35.597806; -97.489778 (American Towers Tower Oklahoma City)
University of North Carolina Tower[6] 500.5 m (1,642 ft) 2000 Guyed mast VHF-UHF transmission United StatesU.S. Columbia, North Carolina 35°54′01.0″N 76°20′44″W / 35.900278°N 76.34556°W / 35.900278; -76.34556 (University of North Carolina Tower)

Structures taller than 500 metres (1,640 ft) under construction[edit]

This is an incomplete list of structures under construction that are projected to be taller than 500 metres (1,640 ft). It does not include on-hold or topped-out structures.

Name Pinnacle height planned Year completion
expected
Structure type Country Town
Kingdom Tower 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) 2019 Skyscraper Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Pingan International Finance Centre 660 metres (2,165 ft) 2015 Skyscraper China China Shenzhen
Wuhan Greenland Center 636 metres (2,087 ft) 2014 Skyscraper China China Wuhan
Shanghai Tower 632 metres (2,073 ft) 2014 Skyscraper China China Shanghai
Goldin Finance 117 596.6 metres (1,957 ft) 2015 Skyscraper China China Tianjin
Lotte World Tower 555.7 metres (1,823 ft) 2015 Skyscraper South Korea South Korea Seoul
Chow Tai Fook Centre 530 metres (1,739 ft) 2015 Skyscraper China China Guangzhou
China Zun 520 metres (1,706 ft) 2016 Skyscraper China China Beijing
Pentominium 516 metres (1,693 ft) 2014 Skyscraper United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Dubai
Busan Lotte World Tower 510.1 metres (1,674 ft) 2016 Skyscraper South Korea South Korea Busan
Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower[13][14] 500 metres (1,640 ft) 2015 Skyscraper China China Tianjin

List by continent[edit]

Current[edit]

The following table is a list of the current tallest structures by each continent (listed by geographic size):

Continent Structure Height Year[15] Country
Asia Burj Khalifa 829.8 m (2,722 ft) 2009 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Africa Nador transmitter 380 m (1,247 ft) 1972 Morocco Morocco
North America KVLY-TV mast 629 m (2,064 ft) 1963 United States United States
South America Gran Torre Santiago 300 m (984 ft) 2012 Chile Chile
Europe Ostankino Tower 540.1 m (1,772 ft) 1967 Russia Russia
Australia VLF Transmitter Woodside 432 m (1,417 ft) 1971 Australia Australia
Oceania VLF transmitter Lualualei 458 m (1,503 ft) 1972 United States United States (Hawaii)

All time[edit]

The following table is a list of the all time tallest structures by each continent (listed by geographic size):

Continent Structure Height Year[15] Country
Asia Burj Khalifa 829.8 m (2,722 ft) 2009 United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
Africa OMEGA transmitter Chabrier 428 m (1,404 ft) 1976 France Réunion (France)
North America KVLY-TV mast 629 m (2,064 ft) 1963 United States United States
South America Omega Tower Trelew 366 m (1,201 ft) 1971 Argentina Argentina
Europe Warsaw radio mast 646 m (2,119 ft) 1974 Poland Poland
Oceania VLF transmitter Lualualei 458 m (1,503 ft) 1972 United States United States (Hawaii)

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References[edit]

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