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Towers by height

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Tehran's Milad Tower is the world's fourth tallest free standing structure at 435 m.

This page currently lists the top 58 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.

Rank Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
1CN Tower 1976 Canada Toronto 553 m 1,815 ft
2Ostankino Tower 1967 Russia Moscow 538 m 1,767 ft
3Oriental Pearl Tower1994China Shanghai 467.9 m 1535 ft
4Milad Tower2003 Iran Tehran 435 m 1427 ft
5Menara Kuala Lumpur1995 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 421 m 1381 ft
5Chimney of GRES-2 Power Station1987 Kazakhstan Ekibastus 419.7 m 1381 ft Tallest Chimney in the world
6Tianjin Radio and Television Tower1991 China Tianjin 415.2 m 1362 ft
7Central Radio and TV Tower1992 China Beijing 405 m 1329 ft
8Kiev TV Tower1973 Ukraine Kiev 385 m 1263 ft Tallest lattice tower of the world
9Inco Superstack1971 Canada Copper Cliff 385 m 1263 ft
10Kennecott Smokestack? USA Garfield, Utah 380 m 1263 ft
11Gerbrandytoren Lopik 1961 Netherlands Lopik 375 m 1230 ft partially guyed
12Tashkent Tower 1985 Uzbekistan Tashkent 374.9 m 1230 ft
13Liberation Tower 1996 Kuwait Kuwait City 372 m 1221 ft
14Alma-Ata Tower 1983Kazakhstan Alma-Ata 371.5 m 1219 ft
15Riga Radio and TV Tower 1987Latvia Riga 368.5 m 1209 ft
16Berliner Fernsehturm 1969 Germany Berlin 368 m 1207 ft
17Trbovlje Chimney 1976 Slovenia Trbovlje 360 m 1207 ft
18Endesa Termic 1974 Spain La Coruña 356 m 1207 ft
19Stratosphere Tower 1996 United StatesLas Vegas 350.2 m 1149 ft
20West Pearl Tower 2004 China Chengdu 339 m 1109 ft
21Macau Tower 2001 China Macau 338 m 1109 ft
22Europaturm 1979 Germany Frankfurt/Main 337.5 m 1107 ft
23Dragon Tower 2000 China Harbin 336 m 1102 ft
24Torrena 2007 Mexico Guadalajara 336 m 1102 ft
25Tokyo Tower 1958 Japan Tokyo 332.6 m 1091 ft
26Emley Moor TV Tower 1970 United Kingdom Emley Moor 330.4 m 1084 ft
27Sky Tower 1997 New Zealand Auckland 328 m 1076 ft
28Vilnius TV Tower 1980 Lithuania Vilnius 327 m 1073 ft
29Eiffel Tower 1889France Paris 324 m 1063 ft
30Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower 1996 China Nanjing 318.5 m 1045 ft
31KCTV-Tower 1956 United States Kansas City, Kansas 317.6 m 1042 ft
32Tallinn TV Tower 1980 Estonia Talinn 312.3 m 1025 ft
33TV Tower Yerevan 1977 Armenia Yerevan 311.7 m 1017 ft
34Tortoise Mountain TV Tower ? Wuhan China311.4 m 1017 ft
35Azeri TV Tower 1996 Azerbaijan Baku 310 m 1017 ft
36St. Petersburg TV Tower 1985Russia St. Petersburg 310 m 1017 ft
37Sydney Tower 1981 Australia Sydney 309 m 1014 ft
38Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower 1989 China Shenyang 305.5 m 1002 ft
39Zendstation Smilde 1959 Netherlands Smilde 303.5 m 996 ft partially guyed
40BRTN Toren 1996 Belgium Leeuw-Saint-Pierre 300 m 984 ft
41Chimney of Power Station Jaworno ? Poland Jaworno 300 m 984 ft
42Chimneies of Power Station Belchatow 1979 Poland Belchatow 300 m 984 ft
43Chimney of Power Station Kozienice ? Poland Kozienice 300 m 984 ft
44Chimney of Power Station Warszawa-Kawcyn ? Poland Warszawa-Kawcyn 300 m 984 ft
45Sutro Tower 1973 United States San Fancisco 295 m 984 ft
46Zhuzhou Television Tower - China Zhuzhou 293 m 961 ft
47Fernmeldeturm Nürnberg 1977 Germany Nuremburg 292 m 958 ft
48Star Tower1991 United States Cincinnati, Ohio 291 m 955 ft
49Olympiaturm1968 Germany Munich 289.5 m 950 ft
50Torre de Collserola 1992 Spain Barcelona 288.4 m 946 ft partially guyed
51Radio Tower Dudelange ? Luxemburg Dudelange 285 m 926 ft
52Telemax 1992 Germany Hannover 282.2 m 926 ft
53Shijiazhuang TV-tower1998 China Shijiazhuang 280 m 919 ft
54Heinrich-Hertz-Turm 1968 Germany Hamburg 279.7 m 918 ft
55Central Plains Pearl TV Tower - China Luoyang 278 m 912 ft
56Georgia Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower 1955 Georgia Tbilisi 274.5 m 901 ft
57Hillbrow Tower 1971 South Africa Johannesburg 269 m 883 ft
58Kaifeng TV Tower - China Kaifeng 268 m 879 ft
59Colonius 1981 Germany Cologne 266 m 873 ft
60Daqing Radio and Television Tower 1989China Daqing 260 m 853 ft
61Fernmeldeturm Kühkopf1976Germany Koblenz-Kühkopf 255 m 837 ft
62,67Pylons of Pearl River Crossing1987China 253 m + 240 m 830 ft + 787 ft Tallest pylons of the world
63Donauturm 1964 Austria Vienna 252 m 827 ft
64Fernsehturm Dresden-Wachwitz 1969 Germany Dresden 252 m 827 ft
65Swisscom-Sendeturm St. Chrischona 1984 Switzerland St. Chrischona 250 m 820 ft

Famous towers

Other towers

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Transmission site Landespolizeidirektion Karlsruhe 1976 Germany Wildberg-Deckenpfronn ?
Guiyang TV Tower ? China Guiyang ?
Radio tower Schaffhausen-Cholfirst ? Switzerland Schaffhausen-Cholfirst ?
Fernsehsender Ebbegebirge ? Germany Ebbegebirge ?
Sender Feldberg/Black Forest ? Germany Feldberg/Black Forest ?
Sender Feldberg/Taunus ? Germany Feldberg/Taunus ?
Transmitter Peterborough ? United Kingdom Peterborough ?
El Ángel ? Mexico Mexico, City 1902
Transmitter Orfordness ? United Kingdom Orfordness ? Insulated against ground, multiple lattice towers
HBG Prangins ? Switzerland Prangins ?
Longwave transmitter Junglinster 1932 Luxembourg Junglinster 250 m 3 towers, insulated against ground, height since 1980 216 m
Shaanxi Provincial TV Tower 1987 China Xian 245 m
NSS Annapolis 1936 United States Annapolis 243.8 m destroyed
Central tower Koenigs Wusterhausen 1925 Germany Koenigs Wusterhausen 243 m collapsed on November 15, 1972
Seoul Tower 1975 South Korea Seoul 239.7 m
Foshan TV Tower ? China Foshan 238 m
Endem TV Tower 2002 Turkey Istanbul 236 m
Chimneys of Navajo Generating Station ? United States Page, Arizona 236 m
Fernmeldeturm Bremen-Walle ? Germany Bremen-Walle 235.7 m
Pitampura TV Tower ? India Delhi 235 m
Rheinturm Düsseldorf 1981 Germany Düsseldorf 234.2 m
Sentech Tower 1962 South Africa Johannesburg 234 m
Transmitter Wavre ? Belgium Wavre 232 m
Qingdao TV Tower 1994 China Quingdao 232 m
Torre España 1982 Spain Madrid 231 m
Fernmeldeturm Kiel 1972 Germany Kiel 230 m
Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke Turm 1991 Germany Cuxhaven 230 m
Tower of the Americas 1968 United States San Antonio, Texas 228.6 m
Torre Espacial 1980 Argentina Buenos Aires 228 m
Elbe Crossing 2 1976-1978 Germany Stade 227 m
Overhead line crossing Suez Canal 1999 Egypt 226 m
Fernmeldeturm Münster 42 1986 Germany Münster 222.5 m
Crystal Palace Transmitter 1950 United Kingdom London 222 m
TV Tower Brest - Roc Trédudon ? France Roc Trédudon 220 m partially guyed
TV Tower Yekaterinburg ? Russia Yekaterinburg 220 m incomplete
Florianturm 1959 Germany Dortmund 219.6 m
Brasilia TV Tower ? Brasilia Brasilia 218 m
Jilin Broadcast&Television Tower 1996 China Jilin 218 m
Guangzhou TV Tower 1991 China Guangzhou 217 m
Fernsehturm Stuttgart 1956 Germany Stuttgart-Degerloch 216.8 m
Blosenbergturm 1937 Switzerland Beromünster 216 m Insulated against ground
Prague - Žižkov Television Tower 1992 Czech Republic Prague 216 m
Torre TV Bandeirantes 1997 Brazil Sao Paulo 212 m
Fernmeldeturm Berlin 1964 Germany Berlin 212 m
Rousse TV Tower ? Bulgaria Rousse 210 m
Minaret of Hassan II Mosque 1993 Maroc Casablanca 210 m
Transmitter Hornisgrinde 1972 Germany Hornisgrinde 206 m
International Saddam Tower 1994 Iraq Baghdad 205 m Now renamed
Fernsehturm Donnersberg 1962 Germany Donnersberg 204.82 m
Fernmeldeturm Mannheim 1975 Germany Mannheim 204.8 m
TV tower Helpterberge 1981 Germany Helpterberge 203.2 m
TV Tower Avala 1965 Serbia Beograd-Avala 202.87 m destroyed on April 30th, 1999
Pylons of Messina 1957 Italy Messina 200 m not used as pylons any more
Kamzik TV Tower 1975 Slovakia Bratislava 200 m
Guangdong TV Tower 1965 China Guangdong 200 m
Kherson TV Tower ? Ukraina Kherson 200 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
Transmission Tower Blessberg ? Germany Blessberg 195 m
Telstra Tower 1980 Australia Canberra 195 m
Transmission Tower Mulhouse-Belvédère 1997 France Mulhouse-Belvédère 194 m
Fernmeldeturm Frauenkopf 1972 Germany Stuttgart-Frauenkopf 192.4 m
Dalian Radio and TV Tower ? China Dalian 190.5 m
Transmission Tower Mühlacker 1934 Germany Mühlacker 190 m Tallest wood tower in the world, destroyed on April 6th, 1945
Calgary Tower 1967 Canada Calgary 190 m
Elbe Crossing 1 1958-1962 Germany Stade 189 m
BT Tower 1964 United Kingdom London 188 m
Transmitter Sottens 1989 Switzerland Sottens 188 m
Cairo Tower 1961 Egypt Cairo 187 m
Uetlibergturm TV-tower 1990 Switzerland Zurich-Uetliberg 186.7 m
Euromast 1962 Netherlands Rotterdam 186 m
Kuwait Towers 1976 Kuwait Kuwait City 185 + 145.8 m
TV tower Decquede 1959 Germany Decquede 184.5 m
Space Needle 1962 United States Seattle 184 m
Nagoya TV Tower 1954 Japan Nagoya 180 m
Fernmeldeturm Bungsberg 1977 Germany Bungsberg 179 m
Telecommunication Tower Arhus ? Denmark Arhus 176 m Partially guyed
Stade Olympique tower
1987 Canada Montreal 175.3 m tallest inclined tower
Odinstårnet 1935 Denmark Odense 175 m destroyed on December 14, 1944
Zendstation Markelo ? Netherlands Markelo 174.4 m
San Jacinto Monument 1939 United States San Jacinto 171 m
Reunion Tower 1978 United States Dallas 170.7 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 m / 555 ft 5 in
Fernmeldeturm Bödefeld ? Germany Schmallenberg-Bödefeld 168.7 m
Näsinneula Observation Tower 1971 Finland Tampere 168 m
Transmitter Eifel-Bärbelkreuz 1985 Germany Hellenthal-Bärbelkreuz 167 m
Camlica TV Tower 1972 Turkey Istanbul 166 m
Transmitter Berlin-Tegel 1933 Germany Berlin 165 m Wood tower, demolished on December 16th, 1948
Fernmeldeturm Bielefeld-Hühnenburg ? Germany Bielefeld-Hühnenburg 165 m also known as Fernmeldeturm Teutoburger Wald
Sendeturm Dobratsch 1971 Austria Dobratsch Mountain 165 m partially guyed
Fernmeldeturm Heubach ? Germany Heubach 164.8 m
Sendeturm Ismaning 1932 Germany Ismaning 163 m Wood tower, demolished on March 16th, 1983
TV Tower Ochsenkopf 1958 Germany Ochsenkopf 163 m
Fernmeldeturm Ulm-Ermingen 1964 Germany Ulm-Ermingen 162 m
Fernmeldeturm Langenrehm ? Germany Rosengarten-Langenrehm 161 m
Nozema TV Tower Lelystad 1975 Netherlands Lelystad 161 m
Fernmeldeturm Leer-Nüttermoor ? Germany Leer-Nüttermoor 160 m
Minolta Tower 1962 Canada Niagara Falls 160 m
Skylon Tower 1965 Canada Niagara Falls 160 m
Bosporus overhead line crossing III 1999 Turkey Istanbul 160 m
Blackpool Tower 1894 United Kingdom Blackpool 158 m
Pylons of Cadiz ? Spain Cadiz 158 m
Fernmeldeturm Essen ? Germany Essen 157.5 m
Snejanka tower ? Bulgaria Pamporovo - Mount Snejanka 156 m also known as Pamporovo TV Tower
Zendstation Roosendaal 1986 Netherlands Roosendaal 156 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
Telecommunication Tower Willebadessen 1993 Germany Willebadessen 152.5 m also known as Fernsehsender Eggegebirge
Monumento Nacional de Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos  ? Spain El Escorial 152.4 m Tallest memorial cross in the world
Croydon Transmitter 1962 UK London 152 m
BT Tower 1967 United Kingdom Birmingham 152 m
Schuchowsk radio tower 1922 Russia Moscow 150 m
Funkturm Berlin 1926 Germany Berlin 150 m Only observation tower standing on insulators
Longwave transmitter Lahti 1927 Finland Lahti 150 m
Sendeturm Wiederau 1935 Germany Wiederau 150 m Wood tower, demolished on October 27th, 1953
Mannesmann Tower Vienna 1954 Germany Vienna 150 m
The Tower of JuChe Idea 1982 North Korea Pyongyang 150 m
Zendstation Maastricht ? Netherlands Maastricht 149.5 m
KPN Tower Haarlem 1968 Netherlands Haarlem 149 m
KEMO Toren 1969 Netherlands Arnheim 149 m also known as Tennet Tower or Tennet Toren
Sapporo TV Tower 1957 Japan Saporro 147.2 m
Pasilan linkkitorni 1983 Finland Helsinki 146 m
Fallturm Bremen 1990 Germany Bremen 146 m
Sendeturm Langenberg 1934 Germany Velbert-Langenberg 145 m Wood tower, destroyed on October 10th, 1935
Sendeturm Hamburg-Billstedt 1934 Germany Hamburg 145 m Wood tower, dismantled in September 1949
Fernsehturm Waldenburg ? Germany Waldenburg 145 m partially guyed
Vasco-da-Gama-Tower 1998 Portugal Lisboa 145 m
Nozema Tower Wormer 1968 Netherlands Wormer 144 m
Zigong TV Tower 1988 China Zigong 143.6 m
Zendstation Ugchelen 1959 Netherlands Ugchelen 142 m
Fernmeldeturm Jakobsberg 1978 Germany Porta Westfalica-Jakobsberg 142 m
Fernmeldeturm Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf ? Germany Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf ?
VW-Tower 1958 Germany Hannover 141 m
Fernmeldeturm Hoherodskopf ? Germany Schotten-Hoherodskopf 141 m
Nozema Zendstation Mierlo 1957 Netherlands Mierlo 139.5 m
Pylons of Voerde 1926 Germany Voerde 138 m
Colonia-Hochhaus 1973 Germany Colonia 137.5 m
Fernmeldeturm Ansbach ? Germany Ansbach 137.5 m
Fernmeldeturm Hamburg-Bergedorf ? Germany Hamburg-Bergedorf 137.5 m
Monas 1975 Indonesia Jakarta 137 m
Fernsehturm Schwerin-Zippendorf 1964 Germany Schwerin-Zippendorf 136.5 m
Montjuic Communications Tower 1992 Spain Barcelona 136 m
Transmission Tower Hardberg 1951 Germany Hardberg 135 m
Transmission Tower Emley Moor 1956 UK Emley Moor 135 m dismantled
Fernmeldeturm Wahnbeck 1974 Germany Wahnbeck 134 m
St. John's Beacon 1965 UK Liverpool 133 m
Nozema Zendstation The Hague 1965 Netherlands The Hague 133 m
Aufi 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
Pylons of Ghesm Crossing 1984 Iran Strait of Ghesm 130 m One pylon standing on a caisson in the sea
Zendstation Loon op Zand 1986 Netherlands Loon op Zand 130 m
KPN Tower 2000 Netherlands Rotterdam 130 m
KUL Control Tower ? Malaysia Kuala-Lumpur 130 m tallest air-traffic control tower of the world
Schapfen-Mill-Tower 2005 Germany Ulm-Jungingen 130 m tallest silo in the world
Piatkowo TV Tower 1993 + 1955 Poland Poznan 128 m + 76 m
Torre Entel 1974 Chile Santiago 127.4 m
Pirelli Tower 1959 Italy Milano 127.1 m
VLF transmitter Grimeton 1923 Sweden Grimeton 127 m
NBTel Tower ? Canada New Brunswick 127 m
FMT 6 - Brackenheim ? Germany Brackenheim 125 m
Atakule Tower 1989 Turkey Ankara 125 m
OTE Tower ? Greece Thessaloniki ?
Tyholttårnet 1985 Norway Trondheim 124 m
Sender Inselsberg 1939+1974 Germany Inselsberg Mountain 43.31 + 123 m
Sender Brocken 1937+1974 Germany Brocken Mountain 95 + 123 m
Pääskyvuoren linkkitorni 1964 Finland Turku 122 m
Zendstation Megen 1980 Netherlands Megen 121 m
Fernmeldeturm Duisburg Germany Duisburg 121 m
Longwave transmitter Motala 1927 Sweden Motala 120 m
Mannesmann Tower Hannover 1955 Austria Hannover 120 m
Henninger Turm 1961 Germany Frankfurt/Main 120 m Silo with observation tower
Chennevières Transmitter 1972 France Chennevières-sur-Marne 120 m
Spire of Dublin 2003 Ireland Dublin 120 m
Pylons of Duisburg-Rheinhausen 1926 Germany Duisburg-Rheinhausen 118.8 m
Transmitter Kalundborg 1927 Denmark Kalundborg 118 m
Radio Tower Gliwice 1935 Poland Gliwice 118 m Tallest existing wood tower
Bayer Cross Leverkusen 1958 Germany Leverkusen 118 m Tallest light advertisment in the world
Tryvannstårnet 1962 Norway Oslo 118 m
Nordschwarzwaldturm 1974 Germany Schömberg-Langenbrand 118 m
Kvitsoy-Tower 1981/82 Norway Kvitsoy 117.5 m
Observation tower of la Cité de l'Énergie ? Canada Shawinigan, Quebec 115 m
Bernauer Birzel ? Germany Bernau 115 m
Pillar of third section of Gletscherbahn Kaprun1966Austria Kaprun 113.6 m Tallest support tower of aerial tramway in the world
Transmitter Witthoh 1951 Germany Emmingen-Liptingen 108 m
Tour Hertzienne TDF de Romainville 1984 France Paris-Romainville 108 m also known as Tour Relais TDF
Radar Tower Bremerhaven1965GermanyBremerhaven 106.1 m
Zendstation Amsterdam2002Netherlands Amsterdam 106 m
Transmission Tower Lindenfels ? Germany Lindenfels ?
Telecommunication Tower of Munich postal destrict 1956 Germany Munich 101.6 m
TV Tower Brotjacklriegel 1960 Germany Brotjacklriegel 100.3 m
Transmitter Golm 1948 Germany Golm 100 m Wood tower, demolished on October 25th, 1979
Ještěd TV Tower 1968 Czech Republic Jested 100 m
Faro de Moncloa 1992 Spain Madrid 100 m
Tripod of Stuttgart-Vaihingen 1998 Germany Stutgart-Vaihingen 98.6 m
Directional Radio Tower Mühlacker 2004 Germany Mühlacker 95 m
Fernsehturm Kulpenberg 1964 Germany Kulpenberg Mountain 94 m
Transmitter Santa Maria di Galeria ? Italy Santa Maria di Galeria 94 m exclave of Vatican City
Funkturm Stuttgart 1966 Germany Stuttgart 93 m
Directional Radio Tower Stuttgart-Möhringen 1975 Germany Stuttgart 93 m
Eric Williams Plaza 1986 Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain 92 m
TVP Katowice Tower ? Poland Katowice 90 m
Zendstation Zwollerkerspel 1985 Netherlands Zwollerkerpsel 90 m
Hermesturm 1958 Germany Hannover 88.8 m
Tour metallique de Fourviere 1894 France Lyon 85.9 m
Marine Memorial Laboe 1936 Germany Laboe 85 m
Fernsehturm Heidelberg 1958 Germany Heidelberg 82 m
Mamayev Kurgan Russia Wolgograd 82 m Tallest statue in the world
Sunsphere 1982 USA Knoxville 81.07 m
Fernmeldeturm Dissen ? Germany Dissen ?
Fair Tower Cologne ? Germany Cologne 80 m
AFNORTH Radio Tower ? Netherlands Brunssum 80 m
Bell tower Olympic Stadium Berlin 1962 Germany Berlin 75 m
Torre del Reformador 1935 Guatemala Guatemala City 75 m
Pylon in the artificial lake of Santa Maria 1959 Switzerland Lake of Santa Maria 75 m Pylon in an artificial lake
Puijo tower 1963 Finland Puijo 75 m
Radio Tower Colmar ? France Colmar 72 m
Radio Tower Bonhoure ? France Toulouse 72 m
Transmission Tower Morschwiller ? France Morschwiller-le-Bas 70.50 m
Ionosonde Juliusruh 1961 Germany Juliusruh 70 m
Berlin victory column 1938 Germany Berlin 66.89 m
Transmitter Brookmans Park 1929 UK Brookmans Park 60.96 m
Petrinska rozhledna 1891 Czech Prague 60 m
Wardenclyffe Tower 1899 United States Shoreham 57 m wood tower, dismantled
Grunewaldturm 1897-1899 Germany Berlin 56 m
Leaning Tower of Pisa 1173-1372 Italia Pisa 55 m
Transmission Tower Wendelstein 1964 Germany Wendelstein Mountain 55 m
Pyramidenkogel Tower Austria Pyramidenkogel 54 m
Aerial test facility Brück 1963 Germany Brück 54 m Two wood towers
TV Tower Mont du Chat ? France Mont du Chat 54 m
Goldbergturm 1963 Germany Sindelfingen 51 m
Sonnenbrink Tower 1974 Germany Bad Essen ?
Colossus of Eislingen 1980 Germany Eislingen/Fils 47 m
Technoturm 1989 Germany Stuttgart 47 m
Watkins' Tower 1891 UK London 46 m never completed, dismantled
Towers of triangle antenna Langenberg 1935 Germany Velbert-Langenberg 145 m 3 Wood towers, destroyed on April 12th, 1945
Goethe Tower 1931 Germany Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen 43 m wood tower
Salbert Transmission Tower ? France Evette-Salbert 40 m
Joseph's Cross 1896 Germany Stolberg 38 m
Müggelturm 1961 Germany Berlin-Mueggelberge 29 m
Observation Tower Ahlbeck 1998 Germany Ahlbeck ?
Berlin-Mueggelberge TV Tower 1955 Germany Berlin-Mueggelberge ? incomplete
Water Tower Belvedere ? Germany Aachen ?
Ostlandkreuz 1950 Germany Geislingen/Steige 22.7 m
Sendeturm Jauerling ? Austria Jauerling ? partially guyed
Bierpinsel 1976 Germany Berlin-Steglitz ?
Towers of Santa Palomba ? Italy Santa Palomba ?
Transmission Tower Tokaj ? Hungary Tokaj ? partially guyed
Pink Pylon ? UK Ashworth Valley ? demounted
Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon ? UK Stalybridge ?
Bosporus overhead line crossing I 1957 Turkey Istanbul ?
Bosporus overhead line crossing II 1983 Turkey Istanbul ?

Tall buildings called "towers", or with the word "tower" in their names

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Tagblatt-Tower 1928 Germany Stuttgart 61 m
Soelvesborg Twin Towers 1985 Sweden Soelvesborg 135 m Medium wave transmitter
Dorint Hotel Tower 1972 Germany Augsburg 158 m
Newport Tower 1986 United States Jersey City, New Jersey 161.85 m
Sears Tower 1974 United States Chicago 527 m
Marineview Plaza Towers 1975 United States Hoboken, New Jersey
Goldman Sachs Tower 2004 United States Jersey City, New Jersey 238 m
2 Fevrier Sofitel Hotel (Lomé, Togo) 1980 Togo Lomé

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 United States usage for many skyscrapers such as the Twin Towers.

Partially guyed towers

The following towers consist of a free standing basement towerwith a guyed radio mast on the top. Except of the radio tower Jauerling, which uses a lattice tower as basement, the basement is made of reinforced concrete.

Tower Year Country Town Pinnacle height Remarks
Gerbrandy Tower 1961 Netherlands Lopik 375 m
Zendstation Smilde 1959 Netherlands Smilde 303,5 m
TV Tower Brest - Roc Trédudon ? France Roc Trédudon 220 m lattice tower as basement
Telecommunication Tower Arhus ? Denmark Arhus 176 m
Sendeturm Dobratsch 1971 Austria Dobratsch Mountain 165 m
Fernsehturm Waldenburg ? Germany Waldenburg 145 m
Old TV-Tower Inselberg 1939 Germany Inselsberg Mountain 43.31 m aerial mast removed
Sendeturm Jauerling ? Austria Jauerling ? lattice tower as basement
Transmission Tower Lindenfels ? Germany Lindenfels ? lattice tower as basement
Transmission Tower Tokaj ? Hungary Tokaj ?

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