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List of towers

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1 Towers by height
2 See Also

Towers by height

This page currently lists the top 50 towers. As a non-technical definition, the term tower describes structures having limited floor space as compared to more regular buildings. They are usually used for communications (large antenna), and often have a few floors for a observation deck or restaurant, but not continuous floors below. They operate in a niche between traditional skyscrapers and other extremely tall structures like guyed masts. They tend to offer the usefulness of unmanned TV and radio masts but with the added appeal of some high floor space for a observation deck or restaurant like many skyscrapers. Their low-floor space compared to a traditional building and higher cost compared to a mast, does offers some drawbacks however. Towers are also built for a few other purposes as well, such as for air traffic control or as a monument.

Note: list not guaranteed to be accurate or up to date, and includes structures traditionally thought of as a tower, although towers with guylines for their main structure or antenna are currently included. (For a masts listing see List of masts)
Note: includes up to 2004, this list ranked by pinnacle.

Rank Tower Year Country Pinnacle (meters \\ feet)
1 CN Tower 1976 Canada 553.3 m \\ 1815 ft
1 Ostankino Tower(Moscow TV Tower) 1967 Russia 537 m \\ 1762 ft
2 Oriental Pearl Tower 1994 China 467.9 m \\ 1535 ft
3 Borj-e Milad 2003 Iran 435 m \\ 1427 ft
4 Menara Kuala Lumpur 1995 Malaysia 421 m \\ 1381 ft
5 Tianjin Radio and Television Tower 1991 China 415.2 m \\ 1362 ft
6 Central Radio and TV Tower 1992 China 405 m \\ 1329 ft
7 Kiev TV Tower 1973 Ukraine 385 m \\ 1263 ft
8 Gerbrandytoren Lopik(partially guyed) 1961 Netherlands 375 m \\ 1230 ft
9 Tashkent Tower 1985 Uzbekistan 374.9 m \\1230 ft
10 Liberation Tower 1996 Kuwait 372 m \\ 1221 ft
11 Alma-Ata Tower 1983 Kazakhstan 371.5 m \\ 1219 ft
12 Riga Radio and TV Tower 1987 Latvia 368.5 m \\ 1209 ft
13 Berliner Fernsehturm 1969 Germany 368 m \\ 1207 ft
14 Stratosphere Tower 1996 United States 350.2 m \\ 1149 ft
15 Macau Tower 2001 China 338 m \\ 1109 ft
16 Dragon Tower 2000 China 336 m \\ 1102 ft
17 Tokyo Tower 1958 Japan 332.6 m \\ 1091 ft
18 Europaturm 1979 Germany 331 m \\ 1086 ft
19 Emley Moor TV Tower 1970 United Kingdom 330.4 m \\ 1084 ft
20 Sky Tower 1997 New Zealand 328 m \\ 1076 ft
21 SC Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre 1980 Lithuania 327 m \\ 1073 ft
22 Eiffel Tower 1889 France 324 m \\ 1063 ft
23 Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower 1996 China 318.5 m \\ 1045 ft
24 Tallinn TV Tower 1980 Estonia 312.3 m \\ 1025 ft
25 Azeri TV Tower 1996 Azerbaijan 310 m \\ 1017 ft
26 St. Petersburg TV Tower 1985 Russia 310 m \\ 1017 ft
27 Sydney Tower 1981 Australia 309 m \\ 1014 ft
28 Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower 1989 China 305.5 m \\ 1002 ft
29 Zendstation Smilde 1959 Netherlands 303.5 m \\ 996 ft
30 BRTN Toren 1996 Belgium 300 m \\ 984 ft
31 Zhuzhou Television Tower - China 293 m \\ 961 ft
32 Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg 1977 Germany 292 m \\ 958 ft
33 Olympiaturm 1968 Germany 289.5 m \\ 950 ft
34 Torre de Collserola(partially guyed) 1992 Spain 288.4 m \\ 946 ft
35 Telemax 1992 Germany 282.2 m \\ 926 ft
36 Shijiazhuang TV-tower 1998 China 280 m \\ 919 ft
37 Heinrich-Hertz-Turm 1968 Germany 279.7 m \\918 ft
38 Central Plains Pearl TV Tower - China 278 m \\ 912 ft
39 Georgia Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower - Georgia 274.5 m \\ 901 ft
40 Hillbrow Tower 1971 South Africa 269 m \\ 883 ft
41 Kaifeng TV Tower - China 268 m \\ 879 ft
42 Colonius 1981 Germany 266 m \\ 873 ft
43 Daqing Radio and Television Tower 1989 China 260 m \\ 853 ft
44 Fernmeldeturm Kühkopf 1976 Germany 255 m \\ 837 ft
45 Donauturm 1964 Austria 252 m \\ 827 ft
46 Fernsehturm Dresden-Wachwitz 1969 Germany 252 m \\ 827 ft
47 Swisscom-Sendeturm St. Chrischona 1984 Switzerland 250 m \\ 820 ft
48 Shaanxi Provincial TV Tower 1987 China 245 m \\ 804 ft
49 Seoul Tower 1975 South Korea 239.7 m \\ 786 ft
50 Foshan TV Tower
China 238m \\ 781 ft

Famous towers

More Misc. Towers (loosely in order of height, incomplete)

(May be non-continuous)

Fernsehturm Schwerin-Zippendorf
Tower Year Country Pinnacle (meters \\ feet)
Endem Broadcasting Center
Fernmeldeturm Bremen-Walle
Pitampura TV Tower
Rheinturm Düsseldorf
Sentech Tower
Qingdao TV Tower
Torre España
Fernmeldeturm Kiel
Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke Turm
Fernmeldeturm Münster 42
Tower of the Americas
Tortoise Mountain TV Tower
Torre Espacial
Jilin Broadcast&Television Tower;
Guangzhou TV Tower
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Prague - Žižkov Television Tower;
Fernmeldeturm Mannheim
Fernmeldeturm Schäferberg
Florianturm
Rousse TV Tower
Fernsehturm auf der Hornisgrinde
International Saddam Tower(renamed)
Kherson TV Tower
Guangdong TV Tower
KPN-Zendmast Waalhaven
John Vorster Tower
KPN-tower
Fernmeldeturm Frauenkopf
Telstra Tower
Kamzik TV Tower
Dalian Radio and TV Tower
Calgary Tower
Guiyang TV Tower
BT Tower
Kuwait Towers
Uetlibergturm TV-tower
Euromast
Cairo Tower
Space Needle
Riyadh TV Tower
Zendmast Roermond
Zendstation Markelo
Reunion Tower
The Tower of JuChe idea
Washington Monument
Fernmeldeturm Bödefeld
Näsinneula Observation Tower
Fernmeldeturm Teutoburger Wald
Fernmeldeturm Heubach
Skylon Tower
Nozema TV Tower
Blackpool Tower
Fernmeldeturm Essen
Pamporovo TV Tower
Funkturm Berlin
Fernsehsender Eggegebirge
Kaknästornet TV Tower]
Funkturm Arsenal
Nozema TV Tower Goes
British Telecom Tower
Zendstation Roosendaal
KPN Tower
Tennet Tower
Fallturm UNI Bremen
Pasilan linkkitorni
Nozema Tower Wormer
Zigong TV Tower
Fernmeldeturm Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf
Tour Relais TDF
Fernmeldeturm Hoherodskopf,
VW-Tower
Zendstation Loon op Zand
Monas
La Cité de l'Énergie
Kyoto Tower
Funkturm Stuttgart
KUL Control Tower
Torre Entel
NBTel Tower
Radio City Tower
FMT 6 - Brackenheim
Atakule Tower
Pääskyvuoren linkkitorni
Fernmeldeturm Duisburg
TV-toren Ittervoort
Tryvannstårnet
Nozema Zendstation Mierlo,
Zendstation Megen
Blosenbergturm
Technoturm
Eric Williams Plaza
Milad Tower

Some high rises that call themselves a tower or use "tower" in their name

Tower Year Country Pinnacle (meters \\ feet)
Soelvesborg Twin Towers
Newport Tower
Marineview Plaza Towers
Goldman Sachs Tower
2 Fevrier Sofitel Hotel (Lomé, Togo)

Submerged free standing towers

There are many other very tall structures such as bridges and dams that are not towers. However, there are many submerged towers such as for oil platforms. The large number of towers/masts for large wind tubines are also of a unclear classification and are not listed.

Note: The term tower has a more general usage for use with many skyscrapers such as the Twin Towers.

See Also

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