List of tallest towers

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Comparison of the world's seven tallest towers

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, meant 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." 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, chimneys, transmission towers, sculptures and most large statues and obelisks

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, reaches a height of 634 m (2,080 ft), making it the tallest tower, and second tallest free standing 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 Tallest since 2011
2 Canton Tower 595.7 m (1,954 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, tallest in the western hemisphere
4 Ostankino Tower 540.1 m (1,772 ft) 1967 Concrete  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) 2007 Concrete  Iran Tehran Tallest in the Middle East
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
12 Tashkent Tower 374.9 m (1,230 ft) 1985 Steel  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 Steel  Latvia Riga Tallest 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
19 West Pearl Tower 339 m (1,112 ft) 2004 Concrete  China Chengdu
20 Macau Tower 338 m (1,109 ft) 2001 Concrete  China Macau
21 Europaturm 337.5 m (1,107 ft) 1979 Concrete  Germany Frankfurt
22 Dragon Tower 336 m (1,102 ft) 2000 Lattice  China Harbin
23 Tokyo Tower 332.6 m (1,091 ft) 1958 Lattice  Japan Tokyo
24 Emley Moor TV Tower 330.4 m (1,084 ft) 1971 Concrete  United Kingdom Huddersfield/Wakefield Tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom
26 Sky Tower (Auckland) 328 m (1,076 ft) 1997 Concrete  New Zealand Auckland Tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere
27 Vilnius TV Tower 327 m (1,073 ft) 1980 Concrete  Lithuania Vilnius
28 Saint Petersburg TV Tower 326 m (1,070 ft) 1962 Lattice  Russia Saint Petersburg
29 Eiffel Tower 324 m (1,063 ft) 1889 Lattice  France Paris First to surpass 300 metres, tallest in the world 1889–1930, oldest in this list
31 Rameswaram TV Tower 323 m (1,060 ft) 1995 Concrete  India Rameswaram
32 Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower 318.5 m (1,045 ft) 1996 Concrete  China Nanjing
34 Tallinn TV Tower 314 m (1,030 ft) 1980 Concrete  Estonia Tallinn
36 Tortoise Mountain TV Tower 311.4 m (1,022 ft) 1986 Concrete  China Wuhan
37 Azeri TV Tower 310 m (1,020 ft) 1996 Concrete  Azerbaijan Baku
38 Sydney Tower 309 m (1,014 ft) 1981 Concrete  Australia Sydney
39 Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower 305.5 m (1,002 ft) 1989 Concrete  China Shenyang
41 Jaisalmer TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 1993 Concrete  India Jaisalmer
42 Samatra TV Tower 300 m (984 ft) 1999 Concrete  India Bhuj
45 BRTN Toren 300 m (984 ft) 1996 Concrete  Belgium Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
47 Zhuzhou Television Tower 293 m (961 ft) 1999 Concrete  China Zhuzhou
48 Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg 292 m (958 ft) 1977 Concrete  Germany Nuremberg
50 Olympiaturm 289.5 m (950 ft) 1968 Concrete  Germany Munich
51 Torre de Collserola 288 m (945 ft) 1992 Steel  Spain Barcelona
52 Telemax 282.2 m (926 ft) 1992 Concrete  Germany Hannover
54 Jalandhar TV Tower 280 m (920 ft)  ?? Concrete  India Jalandhar
55 Heinrich-Hertz-Turm 279.7 m (918 ft) 1968 Concrete  Germany Hamburg
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 261.5 m (858 ft) 1996 Concrete  Russia Novorossiysk
62 Daqing Radio and Television Tower 260 m (850 ft) 1989 Concrete  China Daqing
64 Olympic Park Observation Tower 258 m (846 ft) 2014 Steel  China Beijing
66 Fernmeldeturm Kühkopf 255 m (837 ft) 1976 Concrete  Germany Koblenz
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 Novodnistrovsk TV Tower 250 m (820 ft) 1987 Steel  Ukraine Novodnistrovsk
71 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
Meget TV Tower 1994  Russia Meget (ru) 246 m
Shaanxi Provincial TV Tower 1987  China Xi'an 245 m
Rheinturm Düsseldorf 1981  Germany Düsseldorf 240.5 m Was 234.2 m before another antenna was mounted in 2004
Pattaya Park Tower ?  Thailand Pattaya 240 m
N Seoul Tower 1975  South Korea Seoul 239.7 m Tower tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above sea level (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
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
Birobidzhan TV Tower 1972  Russia Birobidzhan 234 m
Transmitter Wavre ?  Belgium Wavre 232 m
Qingdao TV Tower 1994  China Qingdao 232 m
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, Ohio 227.7 m Originally 253 meters
Karabash TV Tower 2004  Russia Karabash 225 m[4]
Katanga TV Tower 1992  India Jabalpur 225 m
Brasilia TV Tower 1965  Brazil Brasilia 224 m
Buková hora TV Tower 1975  Czech Republic Bukova hora 223 m
Fernmeldeturm Münster 42 1986  Germany Münster 222.5 m
Crystal Palace Transmitter 1950  United Kingdom London 222 m
Belgorod TV Tower (ru) 2013  Russia Belgorod 220.9 m[5]
Florianturm 1959  Germany Dortmund 219.6 m
ABS-CBN Tower 1969  Philippines Quezon City 219.5 m
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
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 1987  Russia Cherepovets 212 m[6]
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
Melitopol TV Tower 1970  Ukraine Melitopol 208 m
Arkhangelsk TV Tower (ru) 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 Four towers, insulated against ground.
Demolished in July 2010[7]
Baghdad Tower 1994  Iraq Baghdad 205 m Formerly International Saddam Tower
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 on April 29, 1999; reconstruction completed October 2009; tallest in the 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 2002  Russia Samara 201 m
Orenburg TV Tower 1961  Russia Orenburg 200 m
Kamzik TV Tower 1975  Slovakia Bratislava 200 m
TV5 Transmitter Tower 1992  Philippines Quezon City 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 2005  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
Telstra Tower 1980  Australia Canberra 195 m
Gateway Arch 1965  United States St. Louis 192 m
Dalian Radio and TV Tower ?  China Dalian 190.5 m
Calgary Tower 1967  Canada Calgary 190 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 in Italy until 2014 when CityLife (Milan) will be the tallest there by roof height
Kuwait Towers 1979  Kuwait Kuwait City 187 m
Euromast 1962  Netherlands Rotterdam 186 m
TV tower Decquede 1959  Germany Dequede 184.5 m
Space Needle 1962  United States Seattle 184 m
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
Hošťálkovice transmitter 1979  Czech Republic Ostrava 180 m
Telecommunication Tower Bungsberg 1977  Germany Bungsberg 179 m
Löffelstelz Transmitter 2000  Germany Bad Mergentheim 179 m
Pécs TV Tower 1973  Hungary Pécs 176 m
Olympic Stadium tower
1987  Canada Montreal 175.3 m Highest inclined tower in the world, with its 45-degree angle.
Zendstation Markelo ?  Netherlands Markelo 174.4 m
San Jacinto Monument 1939  United States La Porte, Texas 172.92 m / 567.31 ft World's tallest monumental column
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
Menara Alor Star 1998  Malaysia Alor Star 165.5 m
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
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
Osaka Tower 1966  Japan Osaka 160 m
Skylon Tower 1965  Canada Niagara Falls 160 m
Blackpool Tower 1894  United Kingdom Blackpool 158 m
Gold Tower 1988  Japan Utazu, Kagawa 158 m
Cologne Cathedral 1248–1880  Germany Cologne 157.4 m Two towers
Snejanka tower 1978  Bulgaria Pamporovo - Mount Snejanka 156 m Also known as Pamporovo TV Tower
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
BT Tower 1967  United Kingdom Birmingham 152 m
Rouen Cathedral 1145–1876  France Rouen 151 m
Cuyahoga Falls Cathedral Tower 1971  USA Cuyahoga Falls 150.57 m unfinished TV tower
Funkturm Berlin 1926  Germany Berlin 150 m Only observation tower standing on insulators
Galaţi TV Tower 1978  Romania Galaţi 150 m
St. Nikolai, Hamburg 1846–77  Germany Hamburg 147.3 m Church ruin
Sapporo TV Tower 1957  Japan Sapporo 147.2 m
Dobrich TV Tower 1979  Bulgaria Dobrich 146 m
Fallturm Bremen 1990  Germany Bremen 146 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
Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower 1978  Germany Porta Westfalica-Jakobsberg 142 m
Monte Mario Tower ?  Italy Rome 140 m
Nozema Zendstation 1957  Netherlands Mierlo 139.5 m
Twin Arch 138 1995  Japan Ishinomiya 138 m
Hohenstadt Transmission Tower ?  Germany Hohenstadt 137 m
Monas 1975  Indonesia Jakarta 137 m
St. Chrischona, old tower 1962   Switzerland St. Chrischona 136 m
Montjuic Communications Tower 1992  Spain Barcelona 136 m
Higashiyama Sky Tower 1989  Japan Nagoya 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[8]
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 Bang Phli 132.2 m Second tallest air-traffic control tower in the world
Telefónica Chile Tower 1996  Chile Santiago 132 m
TV-toren Ittervoort ?  Netherlands Ittervoort 132 m
Telecommunication Tower Leipzig ?  Germany Leipzig 132 m
Kyoto Tower 1964  Japan Kyoto 131 m
1000 Islands SkyDeck 1965  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
KUL Control Tower 1998  Malaysia Kuala-Lumpur 130 m
Piątkowo transmitter, Tower 2 1993  Poland Poznań 128 m
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń 2004  Poland Licheń 128 m
Express Lift Tower 1980–82  United Kingdom Northampton 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
Blosenbergturm, backup transmission tower 1937   Switzerland Beromünster 126 m Insulated against ground
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 Geiersberg ?  Germany Geiersberg 124 m
Tyholttårnet 1985  Norway Trondheim 124 m
Banharn-Jamsai Tower ?  Thailand Suphan Buri 123.25 m
Salisbury Cathedral 1220–1320  United Kingdom Salisbury 123 m
Sender Brocken 1937 &
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
Ginosa Water Tower ?  Italy Ginosa 122 m
Transmission Tower Lindenfels ?  Germany Lindenfels 122 m
Zendstation Megen 1980  Netherlands Megen 121 m
Fernmeldeturm Duisburg  Germany Duisburg 121 m
Gibloux Radio Tower ?   Switzerland Sorens 118.7 m
Crossland Tower 1994  Japan Oyabe, Toyama 118 m
Silistra TV Tower 1979  Bulgaria Silistra 117 m
Lisebergstornet 1990  Sweden Göteborg 116.1 m
Observation tower of la Cité de l'Énergie ?  Canada Shawinigan, Quebec 115 m
Bernauer Birzel ?  Germany Bernau 115 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
Tiger Sky Tower 2004  Singapore Sentosa Island 110 m Tallest free standing observation tower in Asia
Bytków TV Tower ?  Poland Siemianowice Śląskie 110 m
Taming Sari Tower 2008  Malaysia Melaka 110 m First revolving tower in Malaysia
Exelberg Telecommunication Tower  Austria Vienna 109 m
Torre Branca 1933  Italy Milano 108.6 m
Kobe Port Tower 1963  Japan Kobe 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.
Torre Jaume I 1931  Spain Barcelona 107 m Connected with Torre Sant Sebastia by Port Vell Aerial Tramway
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
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
Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower 1908  United Kingdom Birmingham, England 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
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

Diagram[edit]

CN Tower Tokyo sky tree Canton Tower Ostankino Tower Oriental Pearl Tower Milad TowerTallest towers in the world.svg
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Timeline of tallest towers[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 Tokyo Skytree  Japan Tokyo 634 m

References[edit]