125 Famous Towers of the World

The following is Touriosity’s compilation of the 125 most important towers of the world. The list comes with the name of the tower, height, year of construction, location and the claim to fame of each tower.

1. Eiffel Tower (Height: 324 m; Year: 1889; Place: Paris, France; Famous for: First to surpass 300 meters, tallest tower in the world 1889-1958)

2. CN Tower (Height: 553.33 m; Year: 1976; Place: Toronto, Canada; Famous for: Tallest structure in the world 2009-11)

3. The Seattle Space Needle (Height: 142 m; Year: 1962; Place: Seattle, United States; Famous for: Observation Tower, can withstand earthquakes of upto 9.0 magnitude)

4. Empire State Building (Height: 443.2 m; Year: 1931; Place: Man­hattan, New York, United States; Famous for: World’s Tallest Building for 40 years)

5. One World Trade Center (Height: 541 m; Year: 2013; Place: Manhattan, New York, United States; Famous for: Tallest building in the United States)

6. Stratosphere Las Vegas (Height: 350.2 m; Year: 1996; Place: Las Vegas, United States; Famous for: Tallest observation tower in the United States)

7. Willis Tower (Sears Tower) (Height: 442.1 m; Year: 1973; Place: Chicago, USA; Famous for: Tallest building in the world for 25 years)

8. Berliner Fernsehturm (Height: 368 m; Year: 1969; Place: Berlin, Germany; Famous for: Tallest structure in Germany)