Top 10 Most Famous Towers

The Top Ten
1 Eiffel Tower

I voted for the Eiffel Tower since Paris is my favourite city.
The Eiffel Tower is (one of) the most visited tourist attractions worldwide and it's the most famous building not just in Paris, but in all of France.
The reason why this tower is so famous is because it was only meant to be temporary and it was originally hated.
Built in 1889 for the World's Fair, many Parisians hated it as they felt that the Eiffel Tower was so ugly. It just stood out like a sore thumb against the entire city of Paris.
It was slated for demolition in 1909, but when the government realised that the tower could be used as a radiotelegraph station, they decided that the tower should remain.
It was also the world's tallest building until Chrysler Building in New York City, USA, was completed in 1930.
Since then, the Eiffel Tower has become one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

2 Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)

I'm not a british person, but hell!...I love this tower!

Not very big but definitely very famous.

3 Tower of Pisa

Also known as the leaning tower in Pisa, Italy. It's a freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the city of Pisa (the lean is the result of an unstable foundation). Height: 56 m

4 Empire State Building The Empire State Building is a skyscraper situated in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Completed in 1931, it stands 1,454 feet tall and was the world's tallest building until 1971. It is famous for its Art Deco architecture and has been featured in numerous films.

Everybody knows about this tower.

Used to be the tallest building in the world, and is extremely famous

5 CN Tower

It's in Toronto, Canada. Height: 553 m. The CN Tower has gained several world height records. It held the record for the World's tallest tower for 34 years, from 1975 to 2009, when it was overtaken by the Canton Tower in China.
It's home to the world's highest and largest revolving restaurant (360 Restaurant) - at 351 metres (1,152 ft) that completes a full rotation once every 72 minutes. This Tower also holds the record for the World's highest glass floor paneled elevator, the World Record for the longest metal staircase, and more.
If interested, go to the list Top 10 Interesting Facts About the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada

6 Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building was in construction from January 2004 to January 4, 2010, when the skyscraper was finally opened. Burj Khalifa is 829.8 meters tall.

Immensely famous but I am not sure it is technically a tower in the proper sense generally I think a tower is a building where most of the height is not inhabitable like the CN tower or the Tokyo tower.

I want to go there someday. This is the tallest building in the world, and the architecture is amazing! A blend of Arabic culture and futuristic styles!

Considered to be the tallest tower in the world!

7 Tokyo Skytree

It's in Tokyo, Japan. Height: 634 m (completed in 2012). It's different than the Tokyo Tower completed in the 1950s.

8 Space Needle The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington. Completed in 1962 for the World's Fair, it stands 605 feet tall and offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding areas.

I went on a family vacation to Seattle a few years ago, and we visited the Space Needle. Yes, it was nice, yes, the views were pretty, but's way overhyped.

9 Tower of London
10 Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel is a tower that was in the Bible, although it was actually real. The tower was abandoned although archaeologists claim to have found what might be the remains of the tower.

Should be higher. Do you guys have any idea how famous this is?

Looks like an ancient tower. Wonder how old it is.

The Contenders
11 Tokyo Tower

When I was younger, I got this confused with the Eiffel Tower, and thus I thought the Eiffel Tower was in Tokyo. But now I don't think that. Just voted to say this I think Eiffel Tower is the most famous

It's an Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower. Height: 333 m. It's different than the Tokyo Skytree!

It's taller than the Eiffel Tower and half the weight of the Eiffel Tower.

12 Twin Towers

Unfortunately, they were destroyed by Al-Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden via aeroplanes crashing into them as a terrorist attack, resulting in over a terrifying 3000 deaths from it!

13 Canton Tower
14 Washington Monument
15 Ulm Minster Tower

The world's highest church tower in Ulm, Germany.

16 Taipei 101 Tower

Height: 508 m (1667 ft) and it's in Taipei, Taiwan. It also was the highest building from 2004 to 2010. Also, the elevator moves with a speed of 37.7 mph.

17 Galata Tower

A stone tower in Istanbul, Turkey, built in 1348. Height: 67 meter (220 ft).

18 The Shard

The Shard is the tallest tower in England I believe.

19 Chrysler Building

Why wasn't this building on this list?

20 Ostankino Tower

It's in Moscow, Russia. It is a television and radio tower. Height: 540 m

21 Macau Sky Tower
22 Skylon Tower

It's in Niagara Falls, Canada. Height: 236 m (it provides the best view to the falls, even at night, as you can see in the image).

23 Kuala Lumpur Tower

It's located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Height: 421 metres (1,381 feet) and is the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world.

24 Belem Tower (Tower of Belém)

It's in Lisbon, Portugal; construction started in 1514 (763 blocks and 504 stones were delivered for its construction). Height: 30 m.

25 Blackpool Tower
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