Towers have a significant impact on the lives of people who live in the area. The most famous towers in the world have been landmarks for centuries. Some of them are used as offices, others as monuments, and some for both purposes.

Some of the most famous towers in the world are:

1.The Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)

a view to eiffel tower and beutiful green park, blue sky, sunny day
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. Built in 1889 to commemorate 100 years of the French Revolution, it is now one of the most recognizable structures in that country and even much further. It has become a global icon because of its design and historical significance. The tower’s construction was considered at that time to be innovative because it represented for France a symbol of modernity and progressivism;

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Paris, France
🧱 When was built? 1889
↕️ Height 300 m
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2. Burj Khalifa (Dubai)

Burj Khalifa Dubai
The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill and developed by Emaar Properties. The building was completed in 2009 and has 160 habitable floors, with a total height of 828 meters (2,717 ft). It is now the tallest man-made structure in the world.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Dubai
🧱 When was built? 2010
↕️ Height 828 m
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3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

leaning tower of pisa in italy in a sunny day
pisa italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous landmarks of Italy. This tower is around 200 years old and stands at an angle of 5.5 degrees. It has survived wars, fires, and natural calamities that have destroyed other great monuments throughout the world.

The Tower was originally designed to be built as a cathedral but it was never completed because the construction halted in 1173 due to war between Genoa and Pisa. Construction resumed again in 1272 but it took 200 years for the building to be completed. The first stage was finally finished on August 8th, 1319 which is when the bells started ringing for the first time ever, announcing that people had gathered on church ground for worship services (pilgrimages).

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Pisa, Italy
🧱 When was built? 1372
↕️ Height 57 m
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4. CN Tower in Toronto, Canada

CN TOWER Toronto Canada
The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower in Toronto, Ontario. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in North America and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

It stands at 553.33 meters (1,815 feet) tall including antenna height. It held both records for 34 years until the Burj Khalifa surpassed it in height on 31 December 2009.

The original concept of the CN Tower dates back to 1959 when the idea was first sketched out by engineers at the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) during their brainstorming session. The company later abandoned its plans due to financial issues and a lack of customers who would want to use such a high-rise building for office space or broadcasting equipment.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Toronto, Canada
🧱 When was built? 1976
↕️ Height 553 m
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5. The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, USA

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south lake union seattle and space needle

The Space Needle is the most recognizable landmark in Seattle. The tower was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and it is now an observation deck that attracts over 2 million tourists annually.

The Space Needle is an observation deck that attracts over 2 million tourists annually. It was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and is now one of the most recognizable landmarks in Seattle.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Seattle, Washington, USA
🧱 When was built? 1962
↕️ Height 160 m
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6. Canton Tower in Guangdong, China

canton tower china and cityscape
The Canton Tower is a tower in Guangzhou, China. This 118-story building is the tallest TV tower in Asia and the fifth-tallest in the world. It is the tallest structure on the Pearl River Delta and it symbolizes Guangzhou as a city of innovation and modernization. The tower was designed by architects Yoo Kerl of AD&P (HK) Ltd. Arup (UK) and Anhui Construction Engineering Consulting Company (China).

The Canton Tower is clearly visible from most of the parts of Guangzhou and has become one of the new landmarks and symbols of this great city.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Guangdong, China
🧱 When was built? 2010
↕️ Height 449 m
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7. Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai Shi, China

oriental pearl tower in shanghai china
The Oriental Pearl Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in Shanghai. This tower was inspired by the film “Towers of Babel”. The tower is significant as it’s one of the few skyscrapers in Shanghai that wasn’t demolished during World War II.

The tower has a revolving restaurant on its top floor and a viewing area on the ground floor.

Oriental Pearl Tower is a TV broadcasting tower, with an observation deck and an indoor observatory at a height of 489 m for visitors to see the city from a bird’s eye view. It also contains shops, restaurants, conference rooms, and other tourist facilities.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Shanghai Shi, China
🧱 When was built? 1994
↕️ Height 468 m
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8. Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo, Japan

tokyo skytree tower
Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower located in the Sumida neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan.

The tower was completed on 29 February 2012, with its observatory opening to the public on 23 May 2012. It became the world’s tallest self-supporting steel structure and second-tallest man-made structure in Japan after overtaking Tokyo Tower.

It became one of Japan’s most important national symbols following its completion.

The height of 634m (2,080ft) has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest broadcasting tower.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Tokyo, Japan
🧱 When was built? 2012
↕️ Height 634 m
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9. Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur cityscape
One of the most iconic landmarks in Kuala Lumpur is the Kuala Lumpur Tower. The tower stands at 421 meters, making it one of the tallest buildings in Malaysia. It is also an observation tower that offers some stunning views of KL and is famous for its revolving restaurant that offers delectable cuisine.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
🧱 When was built? 1996
↕️ Height 421 m
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10. Big Ben, London, UK

big ben london uk
Big Ben is a nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, United Kingdom. The name Big Ben was first used by those who work at Parliament to distinguish it from Little Ben, which is a smaller clock on top of the Horse Guards building.

The bell was cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry and weighs 13 tons. It’s named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw its installation in 1858.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? London, UK
🧱 When was built? 1859
↕️ Height 96 m
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11. Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand

sky tower in auckland new zealand
The Sky Tower is a center of Auckland that stands at 328 meters (1042 ft) and dominates the Auckland skyline.

The tower was designed by the American architect, Kenneth Freeman, and won the international competition for its design in 1985. Construction of the tower started in 1994 and was finished four years later in 1997.

It is an observation tower and a tourist destination, with over one million visitors annually.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Auckland, New Zealand
🧱 When was built? 1997
↕️ Height 328 m
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12. Spinnaker Tower Portsmouth, United Kingdom

spinnaker tower portsmouth england
The Spinnaker Tower, also known as the Portsmouth Tower is a tower located in Portsmouth, England. It was designed by the architects David Marks and Julia Barfield of Capita Architecture for the London 2012 Olympic bid.

The tower was originally used to provide space for an observation deck, but due to security issues, this has since been closed to members of the public.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Portsmouth, UK
🧱 When was built? 2005
↕️ Height 170 m
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13. Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia

Ostankino Tower television and radio tower in Moscow
Ostankino Tower is a television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia. It’s the tallest freestanding structure in Europe

The Ostankino Tower was designed by Nikolai Nikitin. Construction began on 4 September 1967 and the tower was opened on 18 September 1967. At the time of its completion, Ostankino was both the tallest free-standing structure in the world and the tallest man-made structure in the Soviet Union.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Moscow, Russia
🧱 When was built? 1967
↕️ Height 540 m
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14. Macau Tower in China

macau tower china
Macau Tower is a 338 m building in Macau, China. It is the world’s second-tallest tower. It was designed by Pritzker Prize winner, architect Fernando Pelli and was built by a construction company from South Korea, Samsung Construction.

The tower has a restaurant at the highest point of the building called “Skywalk X”, which allows tourists to walk around and look down on Macau from an outdoor decked platform that circles the outer rim of the building at 137 meters from the ground level. The platform can be reached by three glass-bottom bridges that extend over the edge of the main roof at 270 metres from ground level.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Macau, China
🧱 When was built? 2001
↕️ Height 338 m
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15. Tashkent Tower in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

tashkent tower uzbekistan
Tashkent Tower is the highest building in Uzbekistan. It was built in 1985 and it has 50 floors. The height of the tower is 341 meters tall.

It was built to be a symbol for Uzbekistan, promoting national unity and culture, as well as anchoring Tashkent’s role as a major economic metropolis.

This article talks about how the Tashkent Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Uzbekistan and how it was built to promote unity.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Tashkent, Uzbekistan
🧱 When was built? 1985
↕️ Height 375 m
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16. Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Canada

skylon tower niagara falls
The Skylon Tower was built in 1965 and it is one of the most iconic buildings in Niagara Falls.

It stands tall at the top of Clifton Hill, overlooking the Horseshoe Falls, and has become a symbol of Canadian unity.

It is now used as an observation tower where people can take in the views of both the American and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Niagara Falls, Canada
🧱 When was built? 1965
↕️ Height 160 m
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17. Blackpool Tower, UK

blackpool tower england
The Blackpool Tower has an iconic status in the town of Blackpool, England, not to mention one of the most English towns in all of Europe. The tower is a Grade II listed building, and was opened to the public on 28 February 1894 by Charles Brightly, who was also responsible for building it.

A 200-foot high tower that is visible from miles away, the interior has been turned into a permanent Victorian-themed funfair with various types of entertainment including shops, an observation deck, and even a ballroom for events. With its 360 degree views over the town below it is still possible to see how special this building is today.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Blackpool, UK
🧱 When was built? 1894
↕️ Height 158 m
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18. Calgary Tower, Canada

calgary tower canada
The tower stands at 158 m and has 34 above-ground office floors. It is located on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, near the Scotiabank Saddledome and Stampede Park. The Tower is also home to a restaurant, Jump Rope Cafe, which sits near the top of the tower. The Calgary Tower has an observation deck that provides 360Β° views of the city.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Calgary, Canada
🧱 When was built? 1968
↕️ Height 158 m
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19. San Gimignano Towers (Torri dei Salvucci) Italy

san gimignano towers italy
The towers are one of the most famous symbols of San Gimignano, which is a medieval town in Italy. The walls are about 16ft high and are connected at intervals by massive towers, which give the town its nickname “the Agrigento of Tuscany.”

The construction date is unknown but it is believed that they were built in the 12th century. The towers were built to protect the city from invaders and they served as a vantage point for defending against invaders.

The height of each tower was determined by its location in the city- some were built higher than others because their distance to the gates was shorter.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? San Gimignano, Italy

20. BelΓ©m Tower (Lisbon, Portugal)

belem tower lisbon portugal
The BelΓ©m Tower is a monument and former belvedere in the civil parish of Santa Maria de BelΓ©m, in the municipality of Lisbon. The tower was part of a monastery built by King John III in 1518, to protect the harbor from seaward attacks.

The tower is a 51.2-meter-high structure with six stories; its principal characteristic is that it has two spiral ramps which give access to the various levels. The current construction responds to an 18th-century design by architect JosΓ© QueirΓ³s for military purposes, although it was never used as such and became only an observation point for spotting passing ships and aircraft.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Lisbon, Portugal
🧱 When was built? 1514
↕️ Height 30 m
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21. Liberation Tower in Kuwait


The liberation tower is a landmark in Kuwait City. It is the symbol of the Kuwaiti liberation from the Iraqi invasion in 1991 and also the symbol of Kuwait’s modernization.

The complex includes a hotel complex, conference center, museum, and exhibition hall. It was designed by architect Samir Khaled Al-Shawa and is built at a cost of $300 million USD.

This tower is very famous for its great architecture and also for its significance to Kuwaiti history. Many tourists come here to visit this tower to understand the rich history of Kuwait.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Kuwait City, Kuwait
🧱 When was built? 1996
↕️ Height 372 m
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22. Kuwait Towers

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Kuwait City’s Kuwait Towers are a trio of slender structures perched atop a promontory overlooking the Persian Gulf. Dedicated on February 26, 1977, they are considered a symbol of Kuwait’s modernization. The three towers in this picture are used to store water. There is a restaurant on the observation deck, which has a great view of the city. Several spheres adorn the thin and tall towers. When they’re lit up at night, they’re even more stunning. There are two spheres attached to the main tower, which stands at 187 meters (613.5 feet). There are 90 seats for dinner in the lower sphere, as well as a cafe, lounge, and reception hall in the upper half. The lower sphere has a 4,500-cubic-meter water tank. At 123 meters above sea level and rotating every 30 minutes, a cafe is located in the upper sphere. The 147-meter-tall second tower serves as a water storage facility. The third tower is home to the lighting equipment used to illuminate the first two. A total of 9,000 cubic meters of water can be stored in the towers’ reservoirs. It is common to refer to the structure simply as “Kuwait Tower,” despite its three distinct towers.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Kuwait City, Kuwait
🧱 When was built? 1979
↕️ Height 187 m
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23. BT Tower (London, England)

bt tower london
The BT Tower, or formerly known as the Post Office Tower, is a distinctive building at the top of an avenue of lime trees in London. It was designed by the architect firm, Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats

The BT Tower is one of London’s most recognizable landmarks with its lit-up red design that can be seen all over the city. The tower was originally called “Post Office Tower” but it changed to “BT Tower” in 1995 following British Telecommunications privatization.

It has been used for many purposes like telecommunications and broadcasting. Its height makes it one of the tallest structures in both London and England (though it is not quite as tall as some other buildings).

πŸ“Œ Where is it? London, England
🧱 When was built? 1965
↕️ Height 190 m
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24. Sydney Tower (Sydney, Australia)

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The Sydney Tower is a landmark in Sydney, Australia. It is the tallest building in the city and the second tallest building on the Australian continent.

The tower was built by William Charles Stephenson and completed in 1967. There are two observation decks, offering 360-degree views of Sydney and excellent vantage points for photography. One is located at 297 meters (965 feet) and the other at 305 m meters (1,109 feet).

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Sydney, Australia
🧱 When was built? 1981
↕️ Height 305 m
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  • The Sydney Tower is a structure that dominates any scene of Sydney and has been an important part of the skyline since its completion in 1967
  • The tower was built by William Charles Stephenson
  • It has two observation decks that offer 360-degree views of Sydney, museums inside it, an interactive theater, restaurants inside it
  • One deck is 297 meters high with

25. Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran

milad tower tehran iran
The Milad Tower is a multi-purpose tower located in Tehran, Iran. It was designed by architect Leila Araghian and stands at 210 meters from the ground up to the antenna. It is the sixth-tallest tower and ninth-tallest freestanding structure in the world, as well as having the distinction of being the fourth tallest tower in Asia.

The project was initiated by order of then-president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and construction began in 2007 with a height of 150 m. However, following a change in design – which increased height – some members of staff opposed to Leila’s vision were dismissed from their jobs on disciplinary grounds. The tower was officially inaugurated on February 2009 with a height of 250 meters from the ground up to the antenna.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Tehran, Iran
🧱 When was built? 2008
↕️ Height 435 m
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26. Fernsehturm Tower in Berlin, Germany

fernsehturm tower berlin germany
The Fernsehturm Tower is a television tower in Berlin, Germany. It was originally built in the year of 1969 and its height is 368 meters. It is the tallest structure in the country and ranks among one of the tallest TV towers in Europe. The tower was constructed to support both radio and television services, but now it only broadcasts for television.

It has been open to the public since 1992 and provides a very touristy opportunity for visitors to enjoy a 360-degree view of Berlin from a different perspective.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Berlin, Germany
🧱 When was built? 1969
↕️ Height 368 m
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27. Tianjin Radio and Television Tower in China


The Tower of Tianjin is a steel-framed, circular skyscraper in the city of Tianjin, China. It was built as office space and is now used as a hotel and serviced apartment complex.

The building has 44 storeys and is one of the tallest buildings in the world. The height from ground level to its highest point including the spire is around 514 meters (1,690 ft).

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Tianjin, China
🧱 When was built? 1991
↕️ Height 415 m
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28. Tour Saint-Jacques Paris, France

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The Tour Saint-Jacques is an incomplete church tower in Paris, France, which was originally part of a larger church complex. The Tour Saint-Jacques is one of the highest points in the city and offers a panoramic view of medieval Paris.

The Tour Saint-Jacques is located at the Place Denfert-Rochereau, in the 14th arrondissement and it stands to a height of 52 meters (118 ft). It was built between 1547 and 1665 by architects Jacques Lemercier and François Girardon.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Paris, France
🧱 When was built? 1525
↕️ Height 52 m
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29. The Giralda in Seville, Spain

giralda seville spain
The Giralda, also known as the minaret, is an Islamic-era tower in Seville, Spain. It was originally built to serve as the minaret of the Great Mosque of Seville. The Giralda served this function for about 500 years until 1568 when the mosque was converted into a cathedral.

The Giralda is one of Andalusia’s most recognizable landmarks and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seville.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Seville, Spain
🧱 When was built? 1195
↕️ Height 104.1 m (342 ft)
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30. Three Pagodas in Dali, China

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This temple is a tourist destination in Yunnan province. The pagoda is made of wood and was built during the Ming Dynasty.

The Three Pagodas in Dali, China is a tourist destination in the Yunnan province with a pagoda that was built over 500 years ago. The three-storied pagoda is made of wood and was constructed during the Ming dynasty.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Dali, China
🧱 When was built? 823-840 CE
↕️ Height 69.6 meters
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31. Zhongyuan Tower in Henan, China


Zhongyuan Tower is a relatively new landmark in Henan province. It is the home of the Henan Bureau of Meteorology and Water Resources.

The tower stands at a height of 388 m and has an observation deck on top, as well as other amenities such as an indoor observatory and a viewing platform. The tower also has a large library, which will be open to researchers from all over the world.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Henan, China
🧱 When was built? 2011
↕️ Height 388 m
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32. Torre de Collserola Tower in Barcelona, Spain

torre de collserola tower in barcelona spain
Torre de Collserola is located in MontjuΓ―c hill, in Barcelona. It is also known as Torre de Telecom Barcelona, and it is one of the tallest structures in the city.

The tower was the first telecommunications tower built after World War II and it served to strengthen television broadcasting services for people living not only in Barcelona but also in other parts of Spain.

Nowadays, this tower houses two antennas that belong to TV3 and TeledifusiΓ³n TDT.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Barcelona, Spain
🧱 When was built? 1992
↕️ Height 288 m
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33. Qutab Minar (New Delhi, India)

qutab minar new delhi india
The Qutab Minar is an ancient 73.5-meter high tower that stands in the middle of New Delhi, India. It is located near the mosque known as Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, which has given its name to the entire complex. Construction of this minaret started during 1193 AD by Qutb-ud-Din Aibak,

πŸ“Œ Where is it? New Delhi, India
🧱 When was built? 1220
↕️ Height 73 m
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34. Victoria Tower in London, England

Victoria Tower was built in 1861 and is located in the City of Westminster. It was originally constructed as a memorial to Queen Victoria, who died 20 years before the tower’s construction. The tower rises from a small, octagonal base with clock faces on each side.

Victoria Tower has been an important part of London’s skyline for over 175 years and has been used as a broadcasting station since 1922. The BBC has been broadcasting from Victoria Tower since 1932 when it first opened its Broadcasting House in nearby Portland Place.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? London, England
🧱 When was built? 1861
↕️ Height 98 m
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35. Lotus Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka

lotus tower in colombo sri lanka
Lotus Tower is a proposed skyscraper in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The tower will be built on a piece of land which was previously used as an entrance to the Colombo harbor. It is expected to be over 400 meters tall and will be the first skyscraper in Sri Lanka.

The project was conceived by the founder of B Capital Group, Benny Wenda Wijeratne.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Colombo, Sri Lanka
🧱 When was built? 2019
↕️ Height 350 m
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36. Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey

galata tower istanbul turkey
The Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest and most famous landmarks in the city.

The tower was built by the Genoese in 1348. It was originally called β€œChristea Turris” or β€œKΔ±lΔ±Γ§ Ali Paşa TΓΌrbesi.” It served as a fortress and prison tower when it was first constructed. The current name derives from Galata which is another district in Istanbul, located to the north of the Golden Horn, across from the historical peninsula of old Constantinople.

The Ottomans captured it when they captured Constantinople between 1453-1458 AD. It then became a customs point, with an Ottoman customs office added to its ground floor. When Istanbul later became the capital of modern Turkey, it remained

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Istanbul, Turkey
🧱 When was built? 1348
↕️ Height 63 m
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37. The Great Mosque of Samarra – Spiral Minaret


The minaret is a tower with a spiral ramp that is traditionally used in mosques. It can be found in many places, including Samarra Iraq. The minaret of Samarra is one of the most famous examples of Islamic architecture in the world. The minaret was not only built to observe the religion of Islam, but it also served as an astronomical instrument. There are 109 steps inside the minaret and 67 steps on each side that lead to its top.

The spiral staircases are not just for aesthetics but they are also useful when it comes to earthquake resistance.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Samarra, β€ŽIraq
🧱 When was built? 851 CE
↕️ Height 52 metres
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38. Europaturm Tower in Frankfurt, Germany


The tower has a height of 337 meters and was opened in 1979. It is used by several radio and TV broadcasters, including the Hessischer Rundfunk, Deutschlandradio, DFF Fernsehen, RTL Television

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Frankfurt, Germany
🧱 When was built? 1979
↕️ Height 337 m
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39. Tokyo tower

tokyo tower cityscape
The Tokyo Tower is a communication and observation tower located in Shiba Park, Minato, Tokyo. The tower was completed in 1958 and is 333 meters (1093 ft) high. It was built as a television transmitter and became the tallest self-supporting steel structure in the world at that time.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Tokyo, Japan
🧱 When was built? 1958
↕️ Height 333 m
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40. Cairo Tower (Egypt)

cairo tower egypt
Some noteworthy features of this tower are its antennas, which are very high and have a diameter of 25 meters, its safety cage, which is also high at 103 meters, and the fact that it can withstand an earthquake with magnitude 7 on the Richter scale.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Cairo, Egypt
🧱 When was built? 1961
↕️ Height 187 m
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41. Svanetian Towers in Tbilisi, Georgia


The Svanetian Towers are located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian society is known for its natural beauty and the Svanetian Towers are a perfect representation of this. The towers were built in the 12th century, but they were destroyed by an earthquake in 1920. They were rebuilt to their original glory in 1990.

These towers are made out of stone and brick and they have eight floors with 17 windows on each side. There is also a small balcony on the top floor where there is an inscription about the date it was rebuilt, 1990, carved into the stones.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Tbilisi, Georgia
🧱 When was built? 8th or 9th century
↕️ Height 20 to 25 meters
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42.Towers of Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

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The Two Towers of Bologna, Italy, were built in the 12th and 13th centuries. The two towers were built to protect the city from invaders and to protect its trade routes. The towers were both used as prisons until 1876 when they became obsolete. After being left abandoned for 100 years, the city restored them in 1976 with a goal of restoring their original purpose – to be used as prisons.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Bologna, Italy
🧱 When was built? 12th and the 13th century
↕️ Height 97m
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43. Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan


The minaret of Jam in Afghanistan is at the center of recent controversy. The minaret was built in 1194 and has been seen as an iconic monument ever since. However, due to the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001, which UNESCO calls “one of the most senseless acts of cultural vandalism in modern history,” there has been increased attention on preserving historical sites like the minaret. The disagreement arises when people believe that it is more important to preserve historic structures than to erase traces of human atrocities committed by terrorist groups like Al Qaeda.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Jam, Afghanistan
🧱 When was built? 1194
↕️ Height 65 m
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44. Obelisk of Axum


The Obelisk of Axum is one of the oldest and largest obelisks in the world. It is also, chronologically speaking, the first obelisk was built in honor of a true monotheistic god.

It was constructed during the fourth century BC, at a time when pagan religions were still entrenched in most parts of the world. The Axumite king Ezana had converted to Christianity and he wanted to show off his newfound faith by erecting this grand pillar which would commemorate the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s victory over rival pagan religions that had previously dominated Ethiopia.

πŸ“Œ Where is it? Jam, Afghanistan
🧱 When was built? 300 AD
↕️ Height 24 m
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