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List of tallest freestanding structures in the world

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Tallest freestanding structures in the world.
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Scale diagram of some of the world's tallest structures
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Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the World's tallest building since 2010

This is a list of tallest freestanding structures in the world past and present. To be freestanding a structure must not be supported by guy wires, the sea or other types of support. It therefore does not include guyed masts, partially guyed towers and drilling platforms but does include towers, skyscrapers (pinnacle height) and chimneys.[1]

Notes

  • Structures no longer standing are in italics.
  • For all structures the pinnacle height is given, so the height of skyscrapers may be different from the values at List of tallest buildings in the world.
  • Structures under construction are included in main list if its current height is over Script error: No such module "convert"..

Freestanding structures (past or present) over Script error: No such module "convert".

Name Pinnacle height Year Structural type Main use Country City Remarks Coordinates
Burj Khalifa 2,722 feet 829.8 m 2010 Skyscraper Office, residential, hotel 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai Opened 4 January 2010. Tallest structure in the world. 11|50.0|N|55|16|26.6|E| name=

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Tokyo Skytree 2,080 feet 634 m 2012 Television tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission, restaurant Template:Country data Japan Tokyo Topped out in 2011. Tallest structure in Japan. 42|36.5|N|139|48|39|E| name=

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Shanghai Tower 2,073 feet 632 m 2014 Skyscraper Residential, observation 23x15px China Shanghai Under construction, topped out in August 2013. Tallest structure in China and second´tallest skyscraper in the world. 14|7.8|N|121|30|3.6|E| name=

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Abraj Al Bait Towers 1,972 feet 601 m 2011 Skyscraper Hotel, shopping mall 23x15px Saudi Arabia Mecca Tallest hotel in the world. Largest clock face in the world. 25|08|N|39|49|35|E| name=

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Canton Tower 1,969 feet 600 m 2010 Television tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Guangzhou Topped out in 2009. Second tallest structure in China. 06|23.3|N|113|19|28.5|E| name=

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CN Tower 1,815.4 feet 553 m 1976 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission, Restaurant 23x15px Canada Toronto Tallest freestanding structure in the world 1975–2007.
Tallest freestanding structure in the western hemisphere.
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One World Trade Center 1,792 feet 546.2 m 2013 Skyscraper Office, observation, communication 23x15px United States New York City Topped out on May 10, 2013. Tallest freestanding structure in the United States. Tallest building in the western hemisphere. 42|46.8|N|74|0|48.6|W| name=

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Ostankino Tower 1,772 feet 540 m 1967 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Russia Moscow Tallest freestanding structure in the world 1967–1975. Tallest structure in Europe. Renovated after a fire in 2000. 49|11|N|37|36|42|E| name=

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CTF Finance Centre 1,740 feet 530 m 2015 Skyscraper Office, residential, hotel 23x15px China Guangzhou Under construction, topped out in July 2014. 7|13|N|113|19|14|E| name=

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Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) 1,730 feet 527 m 1974 Skyscraper Office, observation, UHF/VHF-transmission, later headquarters for United Airlines.[2] 23x15px United States Chicago Tallest building in the world 1974–1998 (by structural height). 52|44.1|N|87|38|10.2|W| name=

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One World Trade Center(original) 1,727 feet 526.8 m 1973 Skyscraper Office, observation 23x15px United States New York City Destroyed on 11 September 2001. Tallest freestanding structure that no longer exists. Tallest building in the world 1972 – 1974
Taipei 101 1,671 feet 509.2 m 2004 Skyscraper Office, observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Taiwan Taipei Tallest skyscraper in the world 2004–2010, first skyscraper to exceed 500 m/1,640 ft in structural height. 02|01|N|121|33|52|E| name=

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Shanghai World Financial Center 1,617 feet 494 m 2008 Skyscraper Observation, office, hotels, residential 23x15px China Shanghai Tallest building in China 2007-2009 14|12|N|121|30|10|E| name=

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International Commerce Centre 1,590 feet 484 m 2010 Skyscraper Office, observation Template:Country data Hong Kong Hong Kong Tallest building in Hong Kong 18|12|N|114|9|37|E| name=

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Oriental Pearl Tower 1,535 feet 467.9 m 1994 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Shanghai Tallest structure in China (including Hong Kong), 1994–2007. 14|30|N|121|29|42|E| name=

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John Hancock Center 1,500 feet 457.2 m 1969 Skyscraper Office, residential, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States Chicago World's tallest mixed-use building 1969–2008 53|55.68|N|87|37|22.8|W| name=

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Petronas Tower 1 1,483 feet 452 m 1998 Skyscraper Office, observation 23x15px Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Tallest twin towers in the world. Tallest building in the world 1998–2004. 09|28.26|N|101|42|41.94|E| name=

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Petronas Tower 2 1,483 feet 452 m 1998 Skyscraper Office, observation 23x15px Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 09|28.26|N|101|42|41.94|E| name=

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Greenland Square Zifeng Tower 1,476 feet 450 m 2009 Skyscraper Mixed-use 23x15px China Nanjing Topped-out in 2008, completed 2010 03|44.9|N|118|46|41|E| name=

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Empire State Building 1,474 feet 449 m 1931 Skyscraper Office, observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States New York City Tallest freestanding structure 1931–1967.
Tallest skyscraper 1931–1973.
First Skyscraper with 100+ stories
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KK100 1,449 feet 441.8 m 2011 Skyscraper Mixed Use 23x15px China Shenzhen 22°32′47.58″N 114°6′6.63″E / 22.5465500°N 114.1018417°E / 22.5465500; 114.1018417{{#coordinates:22|32|47.58|N|114|6|6.63|E| name=

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Guangzhou West Tower 1,444 feet 440 m 2009 Skyscraper Mixed use 23x15px China Guangzhou Opening in 2010 07|13|N|113|19|05|E| name=

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Milad Tower 1,427 feet 435 m 2003 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission Template:Country data Iran Tehran 44|40|N|51|22|30|E | name=

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Marina 101 1,399 feet 426.5 m 2015 Skyscraper Hotel & Hotel Apartments 23x15px UAE Dubai Structure complete, opening in 2015 05|22.23|N|55|08|56.12|E| name=

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432 Park Avenue 1,396 feet 426 m 2015 Skyscraper Residential 23x15px United States New York City Under construction, topped out in October 2014. 45|40|N|73|58|17|W| name=

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Trump International Hotel and Tower 1,389 feet 423.4 m 2009 Skyscraper Hotel, condominium 23x15px United States Chicago 53|20|N|87|37|36|W| name=

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Jin Mao Tower 1,383 feet 421.5 m 1998 Skyscraper Hotel, office, observation 23x15px China Shanghai Tallest skyscraper in China, 1998–2007. 14|14|N|121|30|05|E| name=

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Kuala Lumpur Tower 1,381 feet 421 m 1995 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 09|10|N|101|42|12|E| name=

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GRES-2 Power Station Chimney 1,347 feet 419.7 m 1987 Chimney Power station Template:Country data Kazakhstan Ekibastusz Tallest chimney in the world 01|20|N|75|28|42|E| name=

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Two World Trade Center 1,362 feet 415.3 m 1973 Skyscraper Office, observation 23x15px United States New York City Destroyed on 11 September 2001
Tianjin Radio and Television Tower 1,362 feet 415.2 m 1991 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Tianjin 05|31|N|117|10|30|E| name=

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Two International Finance Centre 1,353 feet 412.5 m 2003 Skyscraper Office Template:Country data Hong Kong Hong Kong 17|06|N|114|09|33|E| name=

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Central Radio and TV Tower 1,329 feet 405 m 1992 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Beijing 55|05|N|116|18|01|E| name=

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CITIC Plaza 1,283 feet 391.1 m 1997 Skyscraper Office 23x15px China Guangzhou 08|40|N|113|19|10|E| name=

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Zhongyuan Tower 1,273 feet 388 m 2010 Concrete/Steel Tower UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Zhengzhou 43|29|N|113|43|22|E| name=

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Kiev TV Tower 1,263 feet 385 m 1973 Lattice tower UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Ukraine Kiev Tallest lattice tower in the world 28|16|N|30|27|12|E| name=

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Shun Hing Square 1,259 feet 384 m 1996 Skyscraper Office 23x15px China Shenzhen 32|43|N|114|06|21|E| name=

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Inco Superstack 1,254 feet 380 m 1971 Chimney Nickel smelter 23x15px Canada Sudbury 28|48.23|N|81|03|23.43|W| name=

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Tuntex Sky Tower 1,240 feet 378 m 1997 Skyscraper Hotel, office, observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Taiwan Kaohsiung 36|42|N|120|18|0|E| name=

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Emirates Park Towers 1,233 feet 376 m 2010 Skyscraper Residential 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai
Tashkent Tower 1,230 feet 374.9 m 1984 Tower UHF/VHF-transmission, observation 23x15px Uzbekistan Tashkent 20|44.05|N|69|17|4.57|E| name=

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Central Plaza 1,227 feet 374 m 1992 Skyscraper Office Template:Country data Hong Kong Hong Kong 16|48|N|114|10|25|E| name=

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Liberation Tower 1,220 feet 372 m 1993 Concrete tower UHF/VHF-transmission, observation Template:Country data Kuwait Kuwait City 22|05.8|N|47|58|29.83|E| name=

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Almaty Tower 1,219 feet 371.5 m 1983 Tower UHF/VHF-transmission Template:Country data Kazakhstan Alma-Ata Tallest free-standing tubular steel structure 13|44|N|76|58|34|E| name=

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Chimney of Homer City Generating Station 1,217 feet 371 m 1977 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Homer City, Pennsylvania 30|39|N|79|11|37|W| name=

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Kennecott Smokestack 1,215 feet 370.4 m 1974 Chimney Copper smelter 23x15px United States Magna, Utah 43|18|N|112|11|52|W| name=

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Chimney of Beryozovskaya GRES 1,214 feet 370 m 1985 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Sharypovo, Krasnoyarsk Krai 34|46|N|89|04|21|E| name=

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Riga Radio and TV Tower 1,209 feet 368.5 m 1987 Steel tower UHF/VHF-transmission, observation 23x15px Latvia Riga Tallest structure in the European Union 55|26|N|24|08|14|E| name=

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Berliner Fernsehturm 1,207 feet 368 m 1969 Concrete tower UHF/VHF-transmission, observation 23x15px Germany Berlin Tallest structure in Germany 31|15|N|13|24|34|E| name=

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Chimney of Mitchell Power Plant 1,206 feet 367.6 m 1968 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Moundsville, West Virginia 54|32.16|N|80|45|41.53|W| name=

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Bank of China Tower 1,205 feet 367.4 m 1990 Skyscraper Office Template:Country data Hong Kong Hong Kong First skyscraper outside the United States to exceed 1,000 ft (305 metres) in height 16|45|N|114|09|41|E| name=

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Bank of America Tower (New York City) 1,200 feet 366 m 2009 Skyscraper Office 23x15px United States New York City 45|19|N|73|59|03|W| name=

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Trbovlje Chimney 1,183 feet 360 m 1976 Chimney Power station 23x15px Slovenia Trbovlje Tallest chimney in Europe 07|33.37|N|15|03|43.23|E| name=

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Almas Tower 1,181 feet 360 m 2008 Skyscraper Office 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai 4|8.25|N|55|8|28.34|E| name=

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The Pinnacle 1,181 feet 360 m 2011 Skyscraper Mixed Use 23x15px China Guangzhou
Endesa Termic 1,168 feet 356 m 1974 Chimney Power station 23x15px Spain As Pontes, Galicia 26|29|N|7|51|45.50|W| name=

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SEG Plaza 1,167 feet 355.8 m 2000 Skyscraper Office 23x15px China Shenzhen 32|39.5|N|114|04|57.5|E| name=

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First Canadian Place 1,165 feet 355 m 1975 Skyscraper Office, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Canada Toronto Tallest skyscraper in Canada 38|55|N|79|22|54|W| name=

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Emirates Office Tower 1,163 feet 354.6 m 2000 Skyscraper Office 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai 07|49|N|55|09|57|E| name=

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Chimney of Phoenix Copper Smelter 1,153 feet 351.5 m 1995 Chimney Copper smelter 23x15px Romania Baia Mare Tallest structure in Romania
Stratosphere Tower 1,149 feet 350.2 m 1996 Concrete tower Observation, ride 23x15px United States Las Vegas Tallest Observation Tower in the United States 08|50.59|N|115|9|19.4|W| name=

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Chimney of Syrdarya Power Plant 1,148 feet 350 m 1975 Chimney Power station 23x15px Uzbekistan Shirin

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Name Pinnacle height Year Structural type Main use Country Town Remarks
Condé Nast Building 1,140 ft 348 m 2000 Skyscraper 23x15px United States New York City
Yangtze River Crossing 1,138 ft 347 m 2003 Lattice tower Electricity pylon 23x15px China Jiangyin Tallest electricity pylon in the world, second tallest lattice tower in the world (only Kiev TV Tower is taller)
Aon Center 1,136 ft 346 m 1973 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Chicago
The Center 1,135 ft 346 m 1998 Skyscraper Template:Country data Hong Kong Hong Kong
Chimney of Teruel Power Plant 1,125 ft 343 m 1981 Chimney Power station 23x15px Spain Teruel
Chimney of Plomin Power Station 1,115 ft 340 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px Croatia Plomin
Mercury City Tower 1,112 ft 338.8 m 2012 Skyscraper 23x15px Russia Moscow Tallest building in Europe
West Pearl Tower 1,109 ft 338 m 2004 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Chengdu
Macau Tower 1,109 ft 338 m 2001 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Macau, China Macau
Europaturm 1,107 ft 337.5 m 1979 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Germany Frankfurt/Main
The Marina Torch 1,105 ft 336.1 m 2011 Skyscraper Residential 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai Damaged by fire in 2015
Chimney of Mountaineer Power Plant 1,102 ft 336 m 1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States New Haven, West Virginia
Dragon Tower 1,102 ft 336 m 2000 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Harbin
Chimney of Moldavskaya GRES-5 1,099 ft 335 m 1980 Chimney Power Plant 23x15px Republic of Moldova Nezavertailovca[3]
Rose Tower 1,093 ft 333 m 2007 Skyscraper 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai
Shimao International Plaza 1,093 ft 333 m 2006 Skyscraper 23x15px China Shanghai
Tokyo Tower 1,091 ft 332.6 m 1958 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission Template:Country data Japan Tokyo Second tallest structure in Japan.
Minsheng Bank Building 1,087 ft 331 m 2007 Skyscraper 23x15px China Wuhan
Emley Moor TV Tower 1,084 ft 330.4 m 1970 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United Kingdom Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Ryugyong Hotel 1,083 ft 330 m 1992 Skyscraper Template:Country data North Korea Pyongyang Construction restarted estimated completion 2012
Chimney of Ekibastuz GRES-1 1,083 ft 330 m 1982 Chimney Power station Template:Country data Kazakhstan Ekibastuz[4]
2 Сhimneys of Permskaya GRES 1,083 ft 330 m 1987/1990 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Dobryanka
2 Сhimneys of Reftinskaya GRES 1,083 ft 330 m 1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Reftinskiy
Chimney of Kharkiv TEC-5 1,083 ft 330 m 1981 Chimney Power station 23x15px Ukraine Podvorky, Kharkiv Oblast
Chimney of Zuevska thermal power station 1,083 ft 330 m 1982 Chimney Power station 23x15px Ukraine Zuhres, Donetsk Oblast[4]
WITI TV Tower 1,078 ft 329 m 1962 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States Shorewood (Milwaukee), Wisconsin
Baiyoke Tower II 1,076 ft 328 m 1997 Skyscraper 23x15px Thailand Bangkok
Sky Tower 1,076 ft 328 m 1997 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px New Zealand Auckland Tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere
WSB TV Tower 1,075 ft 327.6 m 1957 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States Atlanta
Vilnius TV Tower 1,073 ft 327 m 1980 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Lithuania Vilnius
Chimney of Maritza East Power Station 1,066 ft 325 m 1977/1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px Bulgaria Stara Zagora
Eiffel Tower 1,062 ft 325 m 1889 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px France Paris Tallest structure in the world from 1889–1930, First structure to exceed 300 metres in height.
WHDH-TV Tower 1,066 ft 323.8 m 1994 Lattice tower UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States Newton, Massachusetts
Rameswaram TV Tower 1,059.7 ft 323 m 1995 Concrete & Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission Template:Country data India Tamil Nadu
Q1 1,058 ft 323 m 2005 Skyscraper 23x15px Australia Gold Coast Tallest residential skyscraper in the world. Tallest building in Australia.
Burj Al Arab 1,053 ft 321 m 1999 Skyscraper 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai
2 Сhimneys of Kirishskaya GRES 1,050 ft 320 m 1984/1986 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Kirishi[4]
Chimney of Ryazanskaya GRES 1,050 ft 320 m 1973 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Novomichurinsk
2 Сhimneys of Tobolsk TEC 1,050 ft 320 m 1983 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Tobolsk
Chimney of Kostromskaya GRES 1,050 ft 320 m 1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px Russia Volgorechensk
Chimney of Zaporozhskaya GRES 1,050 ft 320 m 1972 Chimney Power station 23x15px Ukraine Enerhodar
Chimney of Vuhlehirska thermal power plant 1,050 ft 320 m 197? Chimney Power station 23x15px Ukraine Solncedar
Chrysler Building 1,046 ft 319 m 1930 Skyscraper 23x15px United States New York City Tallest structure in the world 1930–1931
Nina Tower I 1,046 ft 319 m 2006 Skyscraper Template:Country data Hong Kong Hong Kong
New York Times Building 1,046 ft 319 m 2007 Skyscraper 23x15px United States New York City
Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower 1,045 ft 318.5 m 1996 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Nanjing
Aspire Tower 1,043 ft 318 m 2007 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Qatar Doha
KCTV-Tower 1,042 ft 317.6 m 1956 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States Kansas City
Chimney of Rockport Power Plant 1,038 ft 316.4 m 1984 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Rockport, Indiana
Atlanta Turner Broadcasting Tower 1,031 ft 314.3 m 1980 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px United States Atlanta, Georgia
Tallinn TV Tower 1,025 ft 312.3 m 1980 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Estonia Tallinn
Bank of America Plaza 1,023 ft 312 m 1992 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Atlanta
TV Tower Yerevan 1,023 ft 311.7 m 1977 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Armenia Yerevan
Tortoise Mountain TV Tower 1,022 ft 311.4 m 1986 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Wuhan
St. Petersburg TV Tower 1,021 ft 311.2 m 1962 Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Russia St. Petersburg
U.S. Bank Tower 1,018 ft 311 m 1990 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Los Angeles Tallest skyscraper in North America located west of the Mississippi River.
Menara Telekom 1,017 ft 310 m 2001 Skyscraper 23x15px Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Azeri TV Tower 1,017 ft 310 m 1996 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Azerbaijan Baku
Chimney of Ugljevik Power Plant 1,017 ft 310 m 1985 Chimney Power station 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina Ugljevik
The Shard 1,016 ft 309.6 m 2012 Skyscraper 23x15px United Kingdom London
Kingdom Centre 1,015 ft 309 m 2002 Skyscraper 23x15px Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel 1,014 ft 309 m 2000 Skyscraper 23x15px United Arab Emirates Dubai
Sydney Tower 1,014 ft 309 m 1981 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Australia Sydney
Eurasia 1,013 ft 308.9 m 2013 Skyscraper 23x15px Russia Moscow
AT&T Corporate Center 1,007 ft 307 m 1989 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Chicago
Chimney of Buschhaus Power Station 1,007 ft 307 m 1984 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Helmstedt, Lower Saxony
Liaoning Broadcast and TV Tower 1,002 ft 305.5 m 1989 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px China Shenyang
JPMorgan Chase Tower 1,002 ft 305 m 1982 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Houston Tallest five-sided skyscraper in the world.
Chimney of Harrison Power Station Scrubber 1,001 ft 305 m 1994 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Haywood, West Virginia
Chimney of Robert W Scherer Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1983/1985 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Macon, Georgia
Chimney of Independence Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1983 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Newark, Arkansas
Chimney of Kyger Creek Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Gallipolis, Ohio
Chimney of White Bluff Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Chimney of Harllee Branch Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1978 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Milledgeville, Georgia
Chimney of Widows Creek Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1977 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Stevenson, Alabama
Chimney of Hal B. Wansley Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1976 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Carrollton, Georgia
Chimney of Kingston Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1976 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Kingston, Tennessee
Chimney of Harrison Power Station 1,001 ft 305 m 1972/1973 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Haywood, West Virginia
Chimney of Cumberland Power Plant 1,001 ft 305 m 1970 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Cumberland City, Tennessee
Chimney of W. H. Sammis Power Plant, Unit 7 1,001 ft 305 m 1970 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Stratton, Ohio
Chimney of Conemaugh Generating Station 1,001 ft 305 m 1970 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Seward, Pennsylvania
Fazilka TV Tower 1,000 ft 304.8 m 2007 Lattice tower FM-/TV-broadcasting Template:Country data India Fazilka
Chimney of Hayden Smelter 1,001 ft 305 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Hayden, Arizona
Chimney of Plant Bowen Coal 1,001 ft 305 m 1975 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Taylorsville, Georgia
Chimney of Chvaletice Power Station 1,001 ft 305 m 1977 Chimney Power station 23x15px Czech Republic Chvaletice
Chimney of Pleasants Power Plant 1,000 ft 304.8 m 1980 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Belmont, West Virginia
Two Prudential Plaza 995 ft 303 m 1990 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Chicago
Wells Fargo Plaza 992 ft 302 m 1983 Skyscraper 23x15px United States Houston
Chimney of Power Plant Scholven 991 ft 302 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Gelsenkirchen
Chimney of Power Plant Chemnitz 990 ft 301.8 m 1984 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Chemnitz
Chimney of SASOL III Synthetic Fuel Production Plant 988 ft 301 m 1979 Chimney Synthetic fuel plant 23x15px South Africa Secunda Tallest freestanding structure in Africa
Commerzbank Tower 984 ft 300.1 m 1997 Skyscraper 23x15px Germany Frankfurt/Main Tallest skyscraper in Europe, 1997–2005
Eureka Tower 984 ft 300 m 2006 Skyscraper Residential 23x15px Australia Melbourne
Mumbai Television Tower 984 ft 300 m  ? Lattice tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission Template:Country data India Mumbai
Chimney of Volzhskaya TEC-2 984 ft 300 m 1988 Chimney 23x15px Russia Volzhsky
Thermal power station Kakanj 984 ft 300 m 1987 Chimney 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina Čatići
Chimney of Prunéřov Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1981 Chimney Power station 23x15px Czech Republic Prunéřov
Chimney of Tušimice Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1974 Chimney Power station 23x15px Czech Republic Tušimice
Chimney of Lippendorf Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1967 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Lippendorf, Saxony Demolished in 2005
3 Chimneys of Power Plant Jänschwalde 984 ft 300 m 1981 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Jänschwalde Demolished in 2002-2007
Chimney of Power Station Westerholt 984 ft 300 m 1981 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia Demolished on 3 December 2006 by explosives. Tallest free-standing structure ever demolished by explosives in a controlled manner
Chimney of Walsum Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1988 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Walsum, North Rhine-Westphalia
Chimney of Herne Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1989 Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Chimney of Thierbach Power Station 984 ft 300 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Espenhain, Saxony Demolished
Chimneys of Boxberg Power Station 984 ft 300 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Boxberg, Saxony Demolished in 2000-2012
Chimney of Marl-Chemiepark Power Station 984 ft 300 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px Germany Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia Demolished in 1995
Chimney of Provence Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1984 Chimney Power station 23x15px France Gardanne
Chimney of Orot Rabin 984 ft 300 m 1981 Chimney Power station Template:Country data Israel Hadera
Chimney of Bishkek TEC 984 ft 300 m 1989 Chimney Power station Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
Chimney of Rybnik Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1974 Chimney Power station 23x15px Poland Rybnik
Chimney of Jaworzno Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1977 Chimney Power station 23x15px Poland Jaworzno
Chimney of Bełchatów Power Station 984 ft 300 m  ? Chimney Power station 23x15px Poland Bełchatów
Chimney of Kozienice Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1978 Chimney Power station 23x15px Poland Kozienice
Chimney of Warszawa-Kawęczyn Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1983 Chimney Power station 23x15px Poland Warsaw
Chimney of Novaky Power Plant 984 ft 300 m 1976 Chimney Power station 23x15px Slovakia Nováky
Chimney of Duvha Power Station 984 ft 300 m 1982 Chimney Power station 23x15px South Africa Witbank
Chimney of Clifty Creek Power Plant 984 ft 300 m 1978 Chimney Power station 23x15px United States Madison, Indiana
BRTN Toren 984 ft 300 m 1996 Concrete tower Observation, UHF/VHF-transmission 23x15px Belgium Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

Timeline of world's tallest freestanding structures

Name Country Town Height
metres / ft
Structural type Held record Notes
Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt Giza 146 / 480 Mausoleum 2570 BC–1311 Due to erosion today it stands at the height of Script error: No such module "convert"..
Lincoln Cathedral England Lincoln 159.7 / 524 Church 1311–1549 Spire collapsed in 1549; today, stands at a height of Script error: No such module "convert"..
St. Mary's Church Germany Stralsund 151 / 500 Church 1549–1647 Spire destroyed by lightning in 1647; today stands at a height of Script error: No such module "convert"..
Strasbourg Cathedral Germany and/or France (today France) Strasbourg 142 / 470 Church 1647–1874
St Nikolai Germany Hamburg 147.3 / 483 Church 1874–1876 Due to aerial bombing in World War II the nave was demolished; only the spire remains.
Notre-Dame Cathedral France Rouen 151 / 500 Church 1876–1880
Cologne Cathedral Germany Cologne 157.4 / 516 Church 1880–1884
Washington Monument United States Washington, D.C. 169.3 / 555 Monument 1884–1889
Eiffel Tower France Paris 300.6 / 986 Tower 1889–1930 Currently stands at a height of Script error: No such module "convert"..
Chrysler Building United States New York City 319 / 1,046 Skyscraper 1930–1931
Empire State Building United States New York City 448 / 1,472 Skyscraper 1931–1967
Ostankino Tower Soviet Union Moscow 540 / 1,772 Tower 1967–1976
CN Tower Canada Toronto 553 / 1,815 Tower 1976–2007
Burj Khalifa United Arab Emirates Dubai 829.8 / 2,722 Skyscraper 2007–present Topped-out on 17 January 2009

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