Top 10 Tallest Man Made Structures In The World
Tallest Man-Made Structures In The World A quick note before we continue however. To compile this list we took the tallest structure from a number of categories including spheres, monuments, radio towers, and lighthouses. They are assembled in order of height but keep in mind that these categories are arbitrary. Tallest Man-Made Structures In The World Yes, the Eiffel Tower is taller than the Jeddah Light but the former is an iron lattice tower and the latter is a lighthouse. Because the Kiev TV Tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower, this means the Eiffel Tower didn’t make the list.
10. Tallest Sphere – Ericsson Globe (Sweden)
Located in Stockholm, the national indoor arena of Sweden doubles as the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, a scaled down replica of the real solar system that covers most of the country. The sphere is 85 meters tall (279 feet).
9. Tallest Roller Coaster – Kingda Ka (United States)
Found at Six Flags in New Jersey, at 138.98 meters (456 feet) this roller coaster is not only the tallest in the world but also the second fastest.
8. Tallest Telescope – Arecibo Observatory (United States)
A radio telescope located in Puerto Rico, it is 150 meters high (492 feet).
7.Tallest Memorial Cross – Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Spain)
Built to honor those who fell during the Spanish Civil War, this cross is the world’s highest memorial cross at 152.4 meters (500 feet).
6. Tallest Industrial Hall – NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (United States)
So big that it requires special air conditioning to prevent rain clouds from forming on the inside, the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building is 160 meters high (525 feet).
5. Tallest Church – Ulm Minster (Germany)
Located in Ulm, Germany, before the turn of the 20th century it was the 4th tallest building in the world at 161.5 meters (530 feet).
4. Tallest Inclined Structure – Olympic Stadium (Canada)
Although the most famous (unintentionally) inclined tower in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Olympic Stadium in Montreal is taller at 175 meters (574 feet).
3. Tallest Wooden Structure – ATLAS-I (United States)
Better known as the Trestle, this wooden structure was a testing apparatus used by the military during the Cold War. Although it is no longer in use it still stands at 180 meters (600 feet).
2. Tallest Twin Towers – Petronas Twin Towers (Malaysia)
A landmark of Kuala Lumpur, these twin towers were also the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2004. They are 452 meters high (1,482 feet).
1. Tallest Skyscraper – Burj Khalifa (United Arab Emirates)
Standing at 829.8 meters (2,722 feet), the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest man made structure in the world.