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100 Tallest Freestanding Towers by Height to Architectural Top Download PDF

This list is the current 100 tallest freestanding towers excluding buildings as defined by the CTBUH Height Criteria.
 

  Completed   Architecturally Topped Out   Structurally Topped Out   Under Construction   On Hold   Never Completed   Proposed   Vision   Demolished
#   Status Building Name City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Completed Material Use
1   COM Tokyo Sky Tree Tokyo (JP) 634 2,080 - 2012 steel telecommunications / observation
2   COM Canton Tower Guangzhou (CN) 604 1,982 37 2010 composite telecommunications / observation
3   COM CN Tower Toronto (CA) 553.3 1,815 - 1976 concrete telecommunications / observation / retail
4   COM Ostankino Tower Moscow (RU) 540 1,772 - 1967 concrete telecommunications / observation
5   COM Oriental Pearl Television Tower Shanghai (CN) 468 1,535 14 1995 concrete telecommunications / observation
6   COM Milad Telecomm Tower Tehran (IR) 435 1,427 - 2009 concrete telecommunications / observation
7   COM Menara Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur (MY) 420.4 1,379 15 1996 concrete telecommunications / observation
8   COM Ekibastuz GRES-2 Chimney Ekibastuz (KZ) 419.7 1,377 - 1987 concrete industrial
9   COM Tianjin Radio & TV Tower Tianjin (CN) 415.1 1,362 - 1991 concrete telecommunications / observation
10   COM Central Radio & TV Tower Beijing (CN) 410.5 1,347 - 1992 concrete telecommunications / observation
11   COM Henan Province Radio & Television Tower Zhengzhou (CN) 388 1,273 - 2011 steel telecommunications / observation
12   COM Kiev TV Tower Kiev (UA) 385 1,263 - 1974 steel telecommunications / observation
13   COM INCO Superstack Sudbury (CA) 380.1 1,247 - 1972 concrete industrial
14   COM Tashkent Tower Tashkent (UZ) 375 1,230 - 1985 steel telecommunications / observation
15   COM Liberation Tower Kuwait City (KW) 372 1,220 - 1996 concrete telecommunications / observation
16   COM Alma-Ata Tower Almaty (KZ) 371 1,217 2 1982 telecommunications
17   COM Berliner Fernsehturm Berlin (DE) 368 1,207 - 1969 concrete telecommunications
18   COM Riga TV Tower Riga (LV) 368 1,207 - 1987 steel telecommunications / observation
19   COM Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas (US) 350.2 1,149 - 1996 concrete telecommunications
20   COM West Pearl Tower Chengdu (CN) 339 1,112 17 2004 concrete telecommunications / observation
21   COM Macau Tower Macau (CN) 338 1,109 61 2001 concrete telecommunications / observation
22   COM Europaturm Frankfurt am Main (DE) 337 1,106 - 1979 concrete telecommunications
23   COM Dragon Tower Harbin (CN) 336 1,102 - 2000 steel telecommunications / observation
24   COM Tokyo Tower Tokyo (JP) 332.9 1,092 - 1958 steel telecommunications / observation
25   COM Huai`an TV Tower Huaiyin (CN) 330 1,083 - 2016 composite telecommunications / observation
26   COM Emley Moor National Telecommunications Transm… Huddersfield (GB) 329.2 1,080 - 1971 concrete telecommunications
27   COM WITI TV Tower Shorewood (US) 329 1,079 - 1962 steel telecommunications
28   COM Sky Tower Auckland (NZ) 328 1,076 - 1997 concrete telecommunications / observation
29   COM Vilnius TV Tower Vilnius (LT) 326.5 1,071 - 1980 concrete telecommunications / observation
30   COM Linyi Radio & TV Tower Linyi (CN) 326 1,070 - 2010 steel telecommunications / observation
31   COM Rameswaram TV Tower Rameshwaram (IN) 323 1,060 - 1995 concrete
32   COM Tallinn TV Tower Tallinn (EE) 312.3 1,025 - 1980 concrete telecommunications / observation
33   COM Yerevan TV Tower Yerevan (AM) 311.7 1,023 - 1978 steel telecommunications
34   COM Nanjing TV Tower Nanjing (CN) 310.1 1,017 - 1996 telecommunications
35   COM Azeri TV Tower Baku (AZ) 310 1,017 - 1996 concrete telecommunications / observation
35   COM St. Petersburg TV Tower St. Petersburg (RU) 310 1,017 - 1966 steel observation
37   COM Liaoning TV Tower Shenyang (CN) 305.5 1,002 - 1984 telecommunications / observation
38   COM Sydney Tower Sydney (AU) 305 1,001 19 1981 concrete telecommunications / observation
39   COM Fazilka TV Tower Fazilka (IN) 305 1,001 - 2007 steel
40   COM Eiffel Tower Paris (FR) 300 984 3 1889 other telecommunications / observation
41   COM Jaisalmer TV Tower Jaisalmer (IN) 300 984 - 1993 concrete telecommunications
41   COM Mumbai TV Tower Mumbai (IN) 300 984 - 1974 steel telecommunications
41   COM Samatra TV Tower Bhuj (IN) 300 984 - 1999 concrete telecommunications
41   COM VRT Toren St Pieters-Leeuw (BE) 300 984 - 1996 concrete telecommunications
45   COM Sutro Tower San Francisco (US) 297.8 977 - 1973 steel telecommunications
46   COM Nuremberger Fernmeldeturm Nuremberg (DE) 293 961 - 1977 concrete telecommunications
46   COM Shennong Tower Zhuzhou (CN) 293 961 - 1998 steel telecommunications / observation
48   COM Star Tower Cincinnati (US) 291.4 956 - 1991 steel telecommunications
49   COM Olympic Tower Munich (DE) 291.3 956 - 1968 concrete observation / telecommunications
50   COM Torre de Collserola Barcelona (ES) 288 945 13 1992 composite telecommunications / observation
51   COM Heinrich Hertz Tower Hamburg (DE) 280 919 - 1968 concrete telecommunications
51   COM Shijiazhuang TV Tower Shijiazhuang (CN) 280 919 - 1998 telecommunications
53   COM Central Plains Pearl TV Tower Luoyang (CN) 278 912 - 1998 steel telecommunications / observation
54   COM Hannover Fernmeldeturm Hannover (DE) 277 909 - 1992 concrete telecommunications
55   COM 8ta Tower Johannesburg (ZA) 270 886 - 1971 concrete observation / telecommunications
55   COM Tblisi TV Tower Tbilisi (GE) 270 886 - 1970 telecommunications
57   COM Kaifeng TV Tower Kaifeng (CN) 268 879 - 1995 telecommunications
58   COM Colonius Tower Cologne (DE) 266 873 - 1981 concrete telecommunications
59   COM Broadcasting Tower Novorossiysk (RU) 261 856 - 1996 concrete telecommunications
60   COM Daqing Radio & Television Tower Daqing (CN) 260 853 - 1989 steel telecommunications
61   COM Octode TV Tower Moscow (RU) 258 846 - 2006 steel telecommunications
62   COM WTVR TV Tower Richmond (US) 257 843 - 1953 steel
63   COM Fernmeldeturm Koblenz am Rhein (DE) 255 837 - 1977 concrete telecommunications
64   COM Donauturm Vienna (AT) 252 827 - 1964 concrete telecommunications / observation
64   COM Fernsehturm Dresden Dresden (DE) 252 827 - 1969 concrete telecommunications
66   COM Zhongshan Thyssenkrupp Elevator Laboratory To… Zhongshan (CN) 248 814 - 2018 industrial
67   COM Aufzugstestturm Rottweil (DE) 246 807 - 2017 concrete observation / industrial
68   COM Observation Tower at Olympic Park Beijing (CN) 243 797 - 2014 steel observation
69   COM Foshan TV Tower Foshan (CN) 238 781 - 1995 steel telecommunications
70   COM N Seoul Tower Seoul (KR) 236.8 777 - 1975 concrete telecommunications / observation
71   COM KONE Test Tower Kunshan (CN) 235.6 773 36 2015 industrial
72   COM Pitampura TV Tower New Delhi (IN) 235 771 - 1988 steel/concrete telecommunications
73   COM Rheinturm Dusseldorf (DE) 234.2 768 - 1981 concrete telecommunications
74   COM Fukuoka Tower Fukuoka (JP) 234 768 - 1989 steel observation
75   COM Qingdao TV Tower Qingdao (CN) 232 761 - 1994 steel telecommunications / observation
75   COM Sentech Tower Johannesburg (ZA) 232 761 - 1962 concrete observation / telecommunications
75   COM Torrespana Madrid (ES) 232 761 - 1982 concrete telecommunications / observation
78   COM Katanga TV Tower Jabalpur (IN) 225 738 - 1992 steel/concrete telecommunications
79   COM Torre de TV de Brasília Brasilia (BR) 224 735 - 1967 steel telecommunications
80   COM Crystal Palace Transmitter London (GB) 221.9 728 - 1950 steel telecommunications
81   COM Tortoise Mountain TV Tower Wuhan (CN) 221.2 726 - 1986 concrete telecommunications / observation
82   COM Jilin Broadcast & Television Tower Changchun (CN) 218 715 - 1996 steel telecommunications / observation
82   COM Taizhou Radio & TV Tower Taizhou (CN) 218 715 - 1994 steel telecommunications / observation
84   COM Fernsehturm Stuttgart (DE) 217 712 - 1956 concrete telecommunications
85   COM Tower Praha Praha (CZ) 216 709 - 1992 telecommunications / observation
86   COM G1 Tower Hitachinaka (JP) 213 699 9 2010 industrial
87   COM KNMI Mast Cabauw Lopik (NL) 213 699 - 1972 telecommunications
87   COM Shell Pernis I Rotterdam (NL) 213 699 - 1968 industrial
87   COM Shell Pernis II Rotterdam (NL) 213 699 - 1974 industrial
90   COM Florianturm Dortmund (DE) 208 682 - 1959 telecommunications / observation
91   COM Nozema Zendstation Rotterdam Rotterdam (NL) 207 679 - 1983 telecommunications
92   COM Hyundai Asan Tower Icheon (KR) 205.2 673 - 2009 composite observation / industrial
93   COM Avalski Toranj Belgrade (RS) 204.7 672 - 2009 concrete/steel observation
94   COM Xuzhou TV Tower Xuzhou (CN) 199 653 - 1990 telecommunications / observation
95   COM KPN Toren Hilversum (NL) 196 643 - 1973 telecommunications
95   COM Middengolf Zendstation Flevoland Mast I Zeewolde (NL) 196 643 - 1980 telecommunications
95   COM Middengolf Zendstation Flevoland Mast II Zeewolde (NL) 196 643 - 1980 telecommunications
98   COM Telstra Tower Canberra (AU) 195.2 640 8 1980 concrete telecommunications / observation
99   COM Stuttgarter Fernmeldeturm Stuttgart (DE) 192.4 631 - 1972 concrete telecommunications
100   COM Nozema AM Zendmast Lopik Zuid Lopik (NL) 192 630 - 1938 telecommunications