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For other uses, see Tower (disambiguation).

A tower is a high structure, usually man-made. The sea can erode the land and make a tower known as a sea-stack.

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The air traffic control tower at Bristol Airport, Bristol, England

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Skyscrapers are sometimes not thought of as towers. In the UK, tall domestic buildings are referred to as tower blocks. In the USA the now-destroyed New York World Trade Center had the nickname the Twin Towers, a name shared with the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

The Eiffel Tower
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The Eiffel Tower

A tower wagon is a mobile tower for construction work, firefighting, rescue work, window cleaning, filming. A railroad tower allowed railroad employees to view the tracks and switches near the tower; it now refers to any location housing interlocking equipment.

See also:

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