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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 Completion 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 Lotus Tower Colombo (LK) 350 1,148 7 2018 concrete telecommunications / observation
21   COM West Pearl Tower Chengdu (CN) 339 1,112 17 2004 concrete telecommunications / observation
22   COM Macau Tower Macau (CN) 338 1,109 61 2001 concrete telecommunications / observation
23   COM Europaturm Frankfurt am Main (DE) 337 1,106 - 1979 concrete telecommunications
24   COM Dragon Tower Harbin (CN) 336 1,102 - 2000 steel telecommunications / observation
25   COM Tokyo Tower Tokyo (JP) 332.9 1,092 - 1958 steel telecommunications / observation
26   COM Huai`an TV Tower Huaiyin (CN) 330 1,083 - 2016 composite telecommunications / observation
27   COM Emley Moor National Telecommunications Transm… Huddersfield (GB) 329.2 1,080 - 1971 concrete telecommunications
28   COM WITI TV Tower Shorewood (US) 329 1,079 - 1962 steel telecommunications
29   COM Sky Tower Auckland (NZ) 328 1,076 - 1997 concrete telecommunications / observation
30   COM Vilnius TV Tower Vilnius (LT) 326.5 1,071 - 1980 concrete telecommunications / observation
31   COM Linyi Radio & TV Tower Linyi (CN) 326 1,070 - 2010 steel telecommunications / observation
32   COM Rameswaram TV Tower Rameshwaram (IN) 323 1,060 - 1995 concrete
33   COM Tallinn TV Tower Tallinn (EE) 312.3 1,025 - 1980 concrete telecommunications / observation
34   COM Yerevan TV Tower Yerevan (AM) 311.7 1,023 - 1978 steel telecommunications
35   COM Nanjing TV Tower Nanjing (CN) 310.1 1,017 - 1996 telecommunications
36   COM Azeri TV Tower Baku (AZ) 310 1,017 - 1996 concrete telecommunications / observation
36   COM St. Petersburg TV Tower St. Petersburg (RU) 310 1,017 - 1966 steel observation
38   COM Liaoning TV Tower Shenyang (CN) 305.5 1,002 - 1984 telecommunications / observation
39   COM Sydney Tower Sydney (AU) 305 1,001 19 1981 concrete telecommunications / observation
40   COM Fazilka TV Tower Fazilka (IN) 305 1,001 - 2007 steel
41   COM Eiffel Tower Paris (FR) 300 984 3 1889 other telecommunications / observation
42   COM Jaisalmer TV Tower Jaisalmer (IN) 300 984 - 1993 concrete telecommunications
42   COM Mumbai TV Tower Mumbai (IN) 300 984 - 1974 steel telecommunications
42   COM Samatra TV Tower Bhuj (IN) 300 984 - 1999 concrete telecommunications
42   COM VRT Toren St Pieters-Leeuw (BE) 300 984 - 1996 concrete telecommunications
46   COM Sutro Tower San Francisco (US) 297.8 977 - 1973 steel telecommunications
47   COM Nuremberger Fernmeldeturm Nuremberg (DE) 293 961 - 1977 concrete telecommunications
47   COM Shennong Tower Zhuzhou (CN) 293 961 - 1998 steel telecommunications / observation
49   COM Star Tower Cincinnati (US) 291.4 956 - 1991 steel telecommunications
50   COM Olympic Tower Munich (DE) 291.3 956 - 1968 concrete observation / telecommunications
51   COM Torre de Collserola Barcelona (ES) 288 945 13 1992 composite telecommunications / observation
52   COM Heinrich Hertz Tower Hamburg (DE) 280 919 - 1968 concrete telecommunications
52   COM Shijiazhuang TV Tower Shijiazhuang (CN) 280 919 - 1998 telecommunications
54   COM Central Plains Pearl TV Tower Luoyang (CN) 278 912 - 1998 steel telecommunications / observation
55   COM Hannover Fernmeldeturm Hannover (DE) 277 909 - 1992 concrete telecommunications
56   COM 8ta Tower Johannesburg (ZA) 270 886 - 1971 concrete observation / telecommunications
56   COM Tblisi TV Tower Tbilisi (GE) 270 886 - 1970 telecommunications
58   COM Kaifeng TV Tower Kaifeng (CN) 268 879 - 1995 telecommunications
59   COM Colonius Tower Cologne (DE) 266 873 - 1981 concrete telecommunications
60   COM Broadcasting Tower Novorossiysk (RU) 261 856 - 1996 concrete telecommunications
61   COM Daqing Radio & Television Tower Daqing (CN) 260 853 - 1989 steel telecommunications
62   COM Octode TV Tower Moscow (RU) 258 846 - 2006 steel telecommunications
63   COM WTVR TV Tower Richmond (US) 257 843 - 1953 steel
64   COM Fernmeldeturm Koblenz am Rhein (DE) 255 837 - 1977 concrete telecommunications
65   COM Donauturm Vienna (AT) 252 827 - 1964 concrete telecommunications / observation
65   COM Fernsehturm Dresden Dresden (DE) 252 827 - 1969 concrete telecommunications
67   COM Zhongshan Thyssenkrupp Elevator Laboratory To… Zhongshan (CN) 248 814 - 2018 industrial
68   COM Aufzugstestturm Rottweil (DE) 246 807 - 2017 concrete observation / industrial
69   COM Observation Tower at Olympic Park Beijing (CN) 243 797 - 2014 steel observation
70   COM Foshan TV Tower Foshan (CN) 238 781 - 1995 steel telecommunications
71   COM N Seoul Tower Seoul (KR) 236.8 777 - 1975 concrete telecommunications / observation
72   COM KONE Test Tower Kunshan (CN) 235.6 773 36 2015 industrial
73   COM Pitampura TV Tower New Delhi (IN) 235 771 - 1988 steel/concrete telecommunications
74   COM Rheinturm Dusseldorf (DE) 234.2 768 - 1981 concrete telecommunications
75   COM Fukuoka Tower Fukuoka (JP) 234 768 - 1989 steel observation
76   COM Qingdao TV Tower Qingdao (CN) 232 761 - 1994 steel telecommunications / observation
76   COM Sentech Tower Johannesburg (ZA) 232 761 - 1962 concrete observation / telecommunications
76   COM Torrespana Madrid (ES) 232 761 - 1982 concrete telecommunications / observation
79   COM Katanga TV Tower Jabalpur (IN) 225 738 - 1992 steel/concrete telecommunications
80   COM Torre de TV de Brasília Brasilia (BR) 224 735 - 1967 steel telecommunications
81   COM Crystal Palace Transmitter London (GB) 221.9 728 - 1950 steel telecommunications
82   COM Tortoise Mountain TV Tower Wuhan (CN) 221.2 726 - 1986 concrete telecommunications / observation
83   COM Jilin Broadcast & Television Tower Changchun (CN) 218 715 - 1996 steel telecommunications / observation
83   COM Taizhou Radio & TV Tower Taizhou (CN) 218 715 - 1994 steel telecommunications / observation
85   COM Fernsehturm Stuttgart (DE) 217 712 - 1956 concrete telecommunications
86   COM Tower Praha Praha (CZ) 216 709 - 1992 telecommunications / observation
87   COM G1 Tower Hitachinaka (JP) 213 699 9 2010 industrial
88   COM KNMI Mast Cabauw Lopik (NL) 213 699 - 1972 telecommunications
88   COM Shell Pernis I Rotterdam (NL) 213 699 - 1968 industrial
88   COM Shell Pernis II Rotterdam (NL) 213 699 - 1974 industrial
91   COM Florianturm Dortmund (DE) 208 682 - 1959 telecommunications / observation
92   COM Nozema Zendstation Rotterdam Rotterdam (NL) 207 679 - 1983 telecommunications
93   COM Hyundai Asan Tower Icheon (KR) 205.2 673 - 2009 composite observation / industrial
94   COM Avalski Toranj Belgrade (RS) 204.7 672 - 2009 concrete/steel observation
95   COM Xuzhou TV Tower Xuzhou (CN) 199 653 - 1990 telecommunications / observation
96   COM KPN Toren Hilversum (NL) 196 643 - 1973 telecommunications
96   COM Middengolf Zendstation Flevoland Mast I Zeewolde (NL) 196 643 - 1980 telecommunications
96   COM Middengolf Zendstation Flevoland Mast II Zeewolde (NL) 196 643 - 1980 telecommunications
99   COM Telstra Tower Canberra (AU) 195.2 640 8 1980 concrete telecommunications / observation
100   COM Stuttgarter Fernmeldeturm Stuttgart (DE) 192.4 631 - 1972 concrete telecommunications