Most Famous Towers in the World
Are you ready for an amazing virtual trip of world famous towers; like Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, CN Tower, Space Needle, Kuala Lumpur Tower and many more? The world is full of some attractive far above the ground and famous towers, which are known along with the tourists. Towers have been built by man since prehistoric times; these man-made structures are very soaring in the division to its other proportions.
Here are the World’s Most Famous Towers in History:
1) Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous tourist places and remarkable buildings in the Italian town of Pisa, and one of the most visited European cities. The tower of Pisa is 60 meters high and was tilted until 1990 at an angle of about 10 degrees, it was designed to be perfectly vertical. The construction of the tower was begun in 1173 and completed in 1399, and it has 251 steps from bottom to top. Pisa got its name from a Greek word that dates back to 600 BC.
2) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution during the World Exhibition at the Champs de Mars Park in Paris. Now it is the landmark of the city of Paris! The tower is 324 meters high, about the same height as an 81-story building and the tallest structure in Paris. However, it was the tallest artificial structure in the world when it was built. Today, the tower has nearly 7 million visitors per year.
3) CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CN Tower is the world’s 9th tallest free-standing structure located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The tower is 553 meters (1,815 ft) high and it has 147 floors. Construction of the concrete CN tower started on 6th February in 1973 and it was completed in 1976. When the CN Tower was opened to the public, it became the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world.
4) The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, USA
The Space Needle is one of the most famous landmarks and one of the most famous skylines in the world. The Space Needle is in the city of Seattle, Washington, USA. It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. The Space Needle was designed by two architects, Edward E. Carlson and John Graham. The Space Needle is at an impressive height of 184 meters (605 ft) and every year, around 1.3 million guests visit the Space Needle.
5) Canton Tower in Guangdong, China
The Canton Tower is a famous landmark of Guangzhou city in China, located at the southern bank of the Pearl River. The Canton Tower has a total height of 604 meters (1,982 ft) with an antenna, making it the second tallest tower in the world and the fourth tallest freestanding structure. The tower, built by the Guangzhou New Television Tower Group, was started in 2005 and completed in 2010; it has 37 top floors with 2 basement floors.
6) Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai Shi, China
The Oriental Pearl Tower is one of the most famous and iconic structures in Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower is a radio and television tower located in Pudong Park next to the Huangpu River and standing opposite the Bund in Shanghai, China. The construction of the tower began in 1991 and was completed in 1995, with a height of 468 meters (1,535 ft) high. It is the 4th tallest tower in Asia and the 6th in the world.
7) Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Skytree is a television broadcasting tower and it is one of Japan’s newest landmarks of Tokyo, the construction of the tower began in 2008 and was completed in 2012. The Tokyo Skytree tower has a height of 634 meters (2,080 ft), which makes it the 2nd tallest free-standing structure in the world. Tokyo Sky Tree was designed by the Japanese architecture company Nikken Sekkei.
8) Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia
The Kuala Lumpur Tower (KL Tower) also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. It is a communications tower, an antenna on the top of its tower increases its height to 421 meters (1,381 ft), and KL tower is also the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. The Kuala Lumpur Tower was officially opened for the public in 1996.
9) Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia
The Ostankino Tower is a 540 meter (1,772 ft) high television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia owned by the Russian Broadcasting and Television Network. The Ostankino tower is one of the iconic attractions in the city, designed by Nikolai Nikitin and Tower was built in 1967. It is the tallest building in Europe and the 11th tallest freestanding structure in the world.
10) Macau Tower in China
Macau Tower, located in the New Reclamation Area of Macau West Bay, has a total height of 338 meters (1,108 ft). The tower construction was started in 1998, and the tower was officially opened on December 19, 2001. The Macau Tower has an observation deck that offers stunning views, a restaurant, and a cinema. It is also famous for offering one of the highest bungee jump in the world at a height of 233 meters (764 ft).
11) Tashkent Tower in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The Tashkent Television Tower is 375 meters high (1,230 ft) and weight is more than 6000 tons, located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Tashkent’s TV Tower is the tallest structure in Central Asia and the 11th tallest tower in the world. Tower took six years to complete, construction started in 1978 and officially opened for the public on January 15, 1985.
12) Liberation Tower in Kuwait
The Liberation Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the city of Kuwait, it is a 372-meter-high (1220 ft) telecommunications tower located in the city center at Abdulla Al Salem St, Kuwait. It is the second tallest structure in the country and the 39th tallest building in the world; the tower was officially inaugurated on 10 March 1996.
13) Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran
Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower in Tehran, also known as the Tehran Tower, located between Qarb Town and the district of Gisha, Iran. Milad Tower is 435 meters high (1,427 ft), including 120 meters of an antenna, making it the world’s 4th tallest free-standing telecommunication tower in the world. It is a part of a complex called the International Trade and Convention Center of Tehran. The tower was officially opened on October 7, 2008, by Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (55th Mayor of Tehran).
14) Fernsehturm Tower in Berlin, Germany
The Fernsehturm is a television tower and one of the most visible landmarks in central Berlin, Germany. The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the government of East Germany. It is 368 meters high (1,207 ft) including antenna, which makes it the tallest building in the country and the 4th tallest freestanding structure in Europe.
15) Tower of Tianjin in China
The Tower of Tianjin is a Radio and Television Tower, at the height of 415.2 meters (1,362 ft), located on the east side of Water Amusement Park, Hexi district in Tianjin, China. It is the 8th tallest freestanding tower in the world and the third tallest in China and was built in 1991.