List of tallest television towers

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A comparison of the size of the seven tallest television towers

This list of tallest television towers includes the world's tallest television towers with a total height of over 200 meters. Buildings are listed that are referred to in the literature as television towers or telecommunications towers because they have corresponding architectural features. This does not necessarily mean that they all serve to transmit television or radio programs.

Television towers are often among the tallest structures in the world , but must be separated from skyscrapers and transmission masts . In contrast to skyscrapers, television towers do not serve residential purposes. Television towers differ from transmission masts or towers in that they are free-standing towers - usually made of reinforced concrete - and have an operating pulpit or viewing platform (also called tower cage ). In 1955, the Stuttgart television tower was the world's first reinforced concrete tower to be built using the so-called vertical cantilever construction.

In addition to the main function of transmitting radio and radio waves , some television towers also serve as water towers . TV towers in particularly exposed places, such as in city centers, often serve the public as observation towers with platforms for viewing from afar. Often tourist attractions or revolving restaurants are housed in television towers . In addition to being a tourist attraction, they also have the character of landmarks .

The tallest television tower is Tokyo Skytree , which reached its final height of 634 meters on March 18, 2011. Commissioning and public access took place in the first half of 2012. In May 2009, the planned final height of 610 meters for the Canton Tower in Guangzhou was reached in the People's Republic of China ; In July 2010, however, the upper part of the two-part steel scaffolding mast on which the thin antenna is built was retracted by ten meters for reasons of flight safety, so that the Canton Tower now has a height of 600 meters. Nevertheless, it initially remained the tallest television and observation tower in the world and replaced the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada , during the construction phase .

The tallest unfinished construction of a television tower is the 220-meter-high ruin of the Yekaterinburg television tower in Russia. The tower should have been over 400 meters high; however, construction was stopped in the early 1990s for financial reasons. On April 29, 1999, as a result of the Kosovo war, the 202.8 meter high Avala television tower was destroyed by a bomb attack and rebuilt from 2006 to 2009.

List by height

Legend to the table:

  • Height (m): Total height of the structure (rounded down to full meters, unless the information on differentiating the ranking is relevant)
  • Comments / platform heights: If known, it is indicated whether the tower has a (rotating) restaurant; in addition, the height of the viewing platforms and / or company floors as well as any structural or functional features
  • Access: public access by visitors (without prior notification)
  • Year: year of completion

The thicker gray bar between two lines in the table sorted by total height marks the exceeding of a full hundred meter mark.

photo rank Surname place Country Height (m) Comments,
platform heights (m)
Access year
Tokyo Sky Tree 2012.JPG 01. Tokyo Skytree Tokyo JapanJapan Japan 634 Restaurant
350, 450 meters
Yes 2012
Guangzhou Tower.jpg 02. Canton Tower Guangzhou China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 600 Lying Ferris wheel, revolving restaurant
Yes 2010
Toronto - ON - Toronto Harbourfront7.jpg 03. CN Tower Toronto CanadaCanada Canada 553.3 Revolving restaurant
351, 447
Yes 1976
TVtower in Ostankino.jpg 04th Ostankino TV tower Moscow RussiaRussia Russia 540 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1967
Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.jpg 05. Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 468 Revolving restaurant, Hotel
90, 263, 342
Yes 1995
MiladTower1.jpg 06th Milad tower Tehran IranIran Iran 435
Revolving restaurant 250-315
Yes 2006
KL tower1.JPG 07th Menara Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur MalaysiaMalaysia Malaysia 421 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1995
Tianjin TV Tower.jpg 08th. Tianjin Radio and TV Tower Tianjin China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 415 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1991
中央 电视塔 .JPG 09. Beijing Central TV Tower Beijing China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 404 Revolving restaurant
221, 238
Yes 1995
HnzyftB.jpg 10. Zhengzhou TV Tower Zhengzhou China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 388 world's tallest steel tower Yes 2011
Киевская телебашня.JPG 11. Kiev television tower Kiev UkraineUkraine Ukraine 385 world's tallest steel lattice tower
No 1973
TV TowerTashkent.jpg 12. Tashkent TV tower Tashkent UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan 375 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1985
LiberationTower.jpg 13. Liberation Tower Kuwait City KuwaitKuwait Kuwait 372 restaurant
Yes 1996
Almaty TV tower - 3.jpg 14th Almaty TV tower Alma-ata KazakhstanKazakhstan Kazakhstan 371 Restaurant
Yes 1983
Рижская телвышка - panoramio.jpg 15th Riga TV Tower Riga LatviaLatvia Latvia 368.5 97 Yes 1986
Berlin tv tower 2007.JPG 16. Berlin TV tower Berlin GermanyGermany Germany 368.03
Revolving restaurant 203.78 and 207.53
Yes 1969
TV tower, Istanbul (1100239) .jpg 17th Küçük Çamlıca TV tower Istanbul TurkeyTurkey Turkey 365.5 Yes 2019 (still under construction)
Stratosphere Las Vegas - November 2003.jpg 18th Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas United StatesUnited States United States 350.2 Revolving restaurant, rides, Sky Jump , until 2005 with the roller coaster High Roller
Yes 1996
Colombo lotus tower nov 2017 skyline.jpg 19th Lotus tower Colombo Sri LankaSri Lanka Sri Lanka 350 Yes (under construction) 2020
Aerial view of Chengdu.jpg 20th West Pearl Tower Cheng you China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 339 Restaurant
Yes 2004
Macau Tower 2009.jpg 21st Macau Tower Macau China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 338 Restaurant, Sky Jump
Yes 2001
Frankfurt am Main-Europaturm-view from the Messeturm-20130525.jpg 22nd Europaturm Frankfurt am Main GermanyGermany Germany 337 Restaurant
closed since 1999
DragonTower edit (taxi) .jpg 23. Dragon tower Harbin China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 336 Restaurant
Yes 2000
Tokyo Tower 20060211.JPG 24. Tokyo Tower Tokyo JapanJapan Japan 333 Restaurant
150, 250
Yes 1958
EmleyMoorMastSpring2006.jpg 25th Emley Moor television tower Yorkshire United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 330 275 No 1971
Witi tv tower shorewood wisconsin.JPG 26th WITI transmission tower Shorewood United StatesUnited States United States 329 No 1962
Auckland Sky Tower (5186071375) .jpg 27. Sky tower Auckland New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand 328 Restaurant, Sky Jump
182, 191 and 220
Yes 1997
Television Tower SPB (img1) .jpg 28. Saint Petersburg television tower St. Petersburg RussiaRussia Russia 326 191 No 1962
Vilnius TV tower 2.jpg 29 Vilnius TV tower Vilnius LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania 326 Restaurant
Yes 1980
Tour Eiffel Wikimedia Commons.jpg 30th Eiffel Tower Paris FranceFrance France 324 Restaurant
57, 115 and 276
Yes 1889
31. WHDH transmission tower Newton United StatesUnited States United States 323.8 No 1994
Rameswaram tv tower.jpg 32. Rameswaram TV tower Rameswaram IndiaIndia India 323 no tower cage No 1995
TV Tower Nanjing.JPG 33. Jiangsu Nanjing TV Tower Nanjing China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 318.5 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1996
Kctv-tower1.jpg 34. KCTV Tower Kansas City United StatesUnited States United States 317.6 No 1956
TV tower in Tallinn.jpg 35. Tallinn TV tower Tallinn EstoniaEstonia Estonia 314 Restaurant
Yes 1980
Yerevan TV tower.jpg 36. Yerevan TV tower Yerevan ArmeniaArmenia Armenia 311.7
No 1977
WuhanTVTower.jpg 37. Guishan TV Tower Wuhan China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 311.4 Restaurant
Yes 1986
Баку, телебашня и часы.JPG 38. Baku TV Tower Baku AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Azerbaijan 310 175 No 1996
Sydney Tower 4.jpg 39. Sydney Tower Sydney AustraliaAustralia Australia 309.0 Restaurant
Yes 1981
Shenyang TV Tower.jpg 40. Shenyang TV Tower Shenyang China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 305.5 Restaurant
Yes 1989
41. Fazilka TV tower Fazilka IndiaIndia India 304.8 No 2007
VRT Toren, Belgium.jpg 42. Sint-Pieters-Leeuw television tower Sint-Pieters-Leeuw BelgiumBelgium Belgium 302 No 1997
Worlifrombandra.jpg 43. Mumbai transmission tower Mumbai IndiaIndia India 300.2 No 1972
44. Jaisalmer TV tower Jaisalmer IndiaIndia India 300 No 1993
Samatra TV Tower.jpg 45. Samatra TV tower Bhuj IndiaIndia India 300 No 1999
Sutro Tower from Grandview.jpg 46 Sutro Tower San Francisco United StatesUnited States United States 297.7 No 1972
Zhuzhou Tower 1.jpg 47. Zhuzhou TV Tower Zhuzhou China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 293 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1999
Telecommunication tower Nuernberg Korb.jpg 48. Telecommunication tower Nuremberg Nuremberg GermanyGermany Germany 292 185, 192 no
closed since 1991
Munich - Olympic Tower - general view4.jpg 49. Olympic Tower Munich GermanyGermany Germany 291 Revolving restaurant
171, 192
Yes 1968
Telemax dawning.jpg 50. Telemax Hanover GermanyGermany Germany 282 185 No 1992
51. Shijiazhuang TV Tower Shijiazhuang China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 280 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1998
TV tower Hamburg.jpg 52. Heinrich Hertz Tower Hamburg GermanyGermany Germany 279 150 no
closed since 2001
53. Luoyang TV Tower Luoyang China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 278 Revolving restaurant No ?
54. Tbilisi TV tower Tbilisi GeorgiaGeorgia Georgia 274 No 1972
Hilbrow Tower edit (taxi) .jpg 55. Telkom Joburg Tower Johannesburg South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa 270 197 No 1971
56. Kaifeng TV tower Kaifeng China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 268 Revolving restaurant
Cologne telecommunications tower Colonius.jpg 57. Colonius Cologne GermanyGermany Germany 266 166 no
closed since 1991
58. Novorossiysk TV tower Novorossiysk RussiaRussia Russia 261 144 No 1996
Telecommunication tower Koblenz 2011.jpg 59. Telecommunication tower Koblenz Koblenz GermanyGermany Germany 260.7 150 No 1976
Daqing Radio and Television Tower 02.jpg 60. Daqing Radio and TV Tower Daqing China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 260.0 Revolving restaurant Yes 1989
Danube Tower Vienna Tower Basket.jpg 61. Danube Tower Vienna AustriaAustria Austria 252 Revolving restaurant
160, 170
Yes 1964
Dresden TV tower.jpg 62. TV tower Dresden Dresden GermanyGermany Germany 252 145, 148 no
closed since 1991
Aerial view - TV tower St. Chrischona5.jpg 63. TV tower St. Chrischona Bettingen near Basel SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 250.5 Water tower
No 1983
64. Jeddah television tower Jeddah Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 250.0 Yes 2007
65. Shaanxi Province TV Tower Xi'an China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 245 Yes 1987
Seto Digital Tower from Mount Monomi.jpg 66. Seto television tower Seto JapanJapan Japan 244.7 No 2003
Rheinturm - general view from the Medienhafen.jpg 67. Rhine tower Dusseldorf GermanyGermany Germany 240.5 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1982
TVRITower.jpg 68. Menara TVRI Jakarta IndonesiaIndonesia Indonesia 239 160 1994
69. Foshan TV Tower Foshan China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 238 Revolving restaurant Yes
Namsan Park and Seoul Tower (4615642044) .jpg 70. N Seoul Tower Seoul Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea 236.7 Restaurant
133, 138
Yes 1975
EndemTVTower01.JPG 71. TV tower Endem Istanbul TurkeyTurkey Turkey 236.0 Revolving restaurant
148, 154, 160
Yes 2002
Telecommunication tower Bremen (1) .jpg 72. Telecommunication tower Bremen Bremen GermanyGermany Germany 235.7 108 No 1986
Pitampura TV Tower, Delhi, India.jpg 73. Pitampura TV tower North West Delhi IndiaIndia India 235.0
Revolving restaurant 144–165
closed after fire in 2013
South Africa-Johannesburg-Brixton Sentech Tower003.jpg 74. Sentech Tower Johannesburg South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa 234 No 1962
Qingdao TV Tower.jpg 75. Qingdao TV Tower Qingdao China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 232 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1984
Torrespana-Tower-Madrid.jpg 76. Torre España Madrid SpainSpain Spain 231 No 1982
Cuxhaven - Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke-Tower - 2004 by RaBoe 01.jpg 77. Friedrich Clemens Gerke Tower Cuxhaven GermanyGermany Germany 230 100 No 1991
Telecommunication tower Muenster2.jpg 78. Telecommunication tower Münster Muenster GermanyGermany Germany 229 108 No 1986
Tower of the americas 2013.jpg 79. Tower of the Americas San Antonio United StatesUnited States United States 228.6
Revolving restaurant 184.4
Yes 1968
Kiel - Telecommunications Tower3.jpg 80. Telecommunication tower Kiel Kiel GermanyGermany Germany 225 No 1975
81. Katanga TV tower Jabalpur IndiaIndia India 225 No 1992
Torre de TV de Brasília - DSC00092.JPG 82. Brasília TV tower Brasília BrazilBrazil Brazil 224 75 Yes 1967
Pribram13-3.jpg 83. Buková hora TV tower Buková hora Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 223 No 1962
Guangzhou TV Tower.JPG 84. Guangzhou TV Tower Guangzhou China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 218 54, 130, 160 Yes 1991
Mannheim - Telecommunication Tower1.jpg 85. Telecommunication tower Mannheim Mannheim GermanyGermany Germany 217.8 Revolving restaurant
Yes 1975
Beromünster - Blosenbergturm1.jpg 86. Blosenberg Tower Beromünster SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 217 150 No 1937
TV tower Stuttgart.JPG 87. Stuttgart TV tower Stuttgart GermanyGermany Germany 216.6 First tower of this type
147, 150 and 152
Yes 1955
Žižkov tv tower.jpg 88 Prague TV tower Prague Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 216 Restaurant
63, 95
Yes 1992
Telecommunication tower Schäferberg.jpg 89. Telecommunication tower Berlin-Schäferberg Berlin GermanyGermany Germany 212.0 101-132 No 1964
Turkmenistan TV tower teleradio merkezi.jpg 90. Turkmenistan TV Tower Ashgabat TurkmenistanTurkmenistan Turkmenistan 211 Revolving restaurant
Yes 2011
Florian Tower IMG 3625.jpg 91. Florian Tower Dortmund GermanyGermany Germany 208 Restaurant
Yes 1959
Telecommunication tower Hornisgrinde.jpg 92. Hornisgrinde transmitter Hornisgrinde GermanyGermany Germany 206 No 1972
Baghdad Tower, July 2007.jpg 93. Baghdad TV Tower Baghdad IraqIraq Iraq 205 1994
Avala TV Tower.jpg 94. Avala TV tower Belgrade SerbiaSerbia Serbia 204.7 2009
03-08-2006-Rousse 114.jpg 95. TV Tower Russian Russian BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria 204.0 Restaurant
Yes 1986
Bratislava, Staré Mesto, Slavín, pohled na vysílač Kamzík.jpg 96. Bratislava TV tower Bratislava SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia 200 Restaurant
Yes 1975
Guangdong TV Tower.JPG 97. Guangdong TV Tower Guangzhou China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 200 50-178 Yes 1965
Klaipėdos radijo ir televizijos bokštas.jpg 98 Klaipėda Radio and TV Tower Klaipeda LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania 200 No 1957

List of the tallest television towers of their time

This sub-list contains the tallest television and telecommunications towers of their time. The Eiffel Tower, built in Paris in 1889, broadcast the first public radio program in Europe in 1921; first attempts to transmit television images were made in 1925 and the first television broadcast was broadcast on April 26, 1935. This makes the Eiffel Tower generally the first television and telecommunications tower. The stated height corresponds to that which existed at the time when the structure received the record. By adapting the antenna technology, the height information varies again and again and does not necessarily reflect the current height.

photo Surname place Height (m) Period
Paris - Eiffel Tower2.jpg Eiffel Tower FranceFrance France , Paris 312 1921-1953
TaroTokyo-20110314-TokyoTower-01.jpg Tokyo Tower JapanJapan Japan , Tokyo 333 1953-1965
Останкинская телебашня (Ostankino Tower) .JPG Ostankino TV tower RussiaRussia Russia , Moscow 540 1965-1976
Toronto - ON - CN Tower at Night 2.jpg CN Tower CanadaCanada Canada , Toronto 553 1976-2009
Guangzhou Tower.jpg Canton Tower China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China , Guangzhou 600 2009-2011
Tokyo Sky Tree 2012.JPG Tokyo Skytree JapanJapan Japan , Tokyo 634 since 2011

See also


Web links

Commons : TV tower  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Fernsehturm  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. a b 广州 新 电视塔 变矮 10 米 为 确保 上空 飞行 安全 (Chinese), July 23, 2010. Accessed August 8, 2010.
  2. Current height of the Tōkyō Sky Tree
  3. Guangzhou TV Tower
  4. ^ Turkmenistan: New TV Tower Modernizes Technology
  5. ^ Siegfried Forster: The radio of tomorrow. The changing French radio landscape  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 462 kB), accessed on March 12, 2012@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  6. ^ Bertrand Lemoine : The fantastic story of the Eiffel Tower , Éditions Ouest-France 1998, ISBN 978-2-7373-2238-9 , page 17
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