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CN Tower (the world's tallest) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
High-tech TV Tower in Prague.
High-tech TV Tower in Prague.
El Faro towers in Buenos Aires, Argentina one of the tallest towers in the city

Towers are tall man-made sturctures, always (and usually much) taller than they are wide. Towers are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone or as part of a larger structure. Examples of the various uses of towers include: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (533x800, 328 KB) Summary Setting the free standing, land record for the worlds tallest structure, measuring 553. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (533x800, 328 KB) Summary Setting the free standing, land record for the worlds tallest structure, measuring 553. ... The CN Tower, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and tourist tower standing 553. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x643, 80 KB) Summary Photo taken 1998 by uploader. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x643, 80 KB) Summary Photo taken 1998 by uploader. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Download high resolution version (500x913, 75 KB)The Eiffel Tower from the Seine. ... Download high resolution version (500x913, 75 KB)The Eiffel Tower from the Seine. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 456 KB) Description: Žižkov Television Tower in Prague Source: Czech Wikipedia: http://cs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 456 KB) Description: Žižkov Television Tower in Prague Source: Czech Wikipedia: http://cs. ... Prague TV Tower The Žižkov Television Tower is the new landmark of Prague, which was built between 1985 and 1992. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... El Faro towers El Faro towers (Torres El Faro), is a complex of two towers, 160 meters (525 ft) tall, each with 47 floors of apartments. ... Buenos Aires (BWEH-naus EYE-ress, literally Good Winds in Spanish, but more akin to Fair Winds, as in navigation) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest in South America. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (603x900, 227 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shukhov Tower ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (603x900, 227 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shukhov Tower ... Shukhov Tower in Moscow The Shukhov radio tower, also known as the Shabolovka tower (Russian: Шуховская башня) is a broadcasting tower in Moscow designed by Vladimir Shukhov. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ...

Skyscrapers are often not classified as towers, although most have the same design and structure of towers. In the United Kingdom, tall domestic buildings are referred to as tower blocks. In the United States, the now-destroyed World Trade Center had the nickname the Twin Towers, a name shared with the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... The control tower at Schiphol airport. ... The defensive wall of Braşov, Romania. ... 19th century French drawing of a medieval belfry. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Fire lookout. ... Bold text This article is about Storage Silos. ... The mushroom-shaped concrete water tower of Roihuvuori in Helsinki, Finland was built in the 1970s. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Ski jumping is a sport in which skiers go down an inrun with a take-off ramp (the jump), attempting to go as far as possible. ... This article needs cleanup. ... A HDR image of a traditional lighthouse For other uses, see Lighthouse (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Bell Tower is an office tower in Edmonton, Canada. ... Clocktower at Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia A clock tower is a tower built with one or more (often four) clock faces. ... A weather beacon is a tower which indicates the weather forecast, usually with colored or flashing lights. ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been created since ancient times as early as 100 AD. Simple suspension bridges, for use by pedestrians and livestock, are still constructed, based upon the ancient Inca rope bridge. ... A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more columns (normally referred to as towers or pylons), with cables supporting the bridge deck. ... For pylons of overhead lines, see Electricity pylon Pylon Noun from Greek πυλώνας gateway tower like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high voltage electricity cables. ... Pillar of the Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun, tallest aerial tramway support pillar in the world An Aerial Tramway Support Pillar (ATSP) is a pylon-like construction bearing the cable(s) of an aerial tramway. ... A launch tower is a tower construction for the start of unguided rockets. ... A service tower is one usually on rails mobile construction on rocket launchpads. ... This article needs cleanup. ... This article is about the temporary framework. ... Horizontal-axis wind turbine, the Enercon model E-66 wind energy converter, in Germany. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A Tower telescope is a telescope with a large refraction length at which the tube is installed inside a tower. ... Solar thermal energy is a technology for harnessing solar power for practical applications from solar heating to electrical power generation. ... Image 1: Natural draft wet cooling towers at Didcot Power Station, UK Cooling towers are evaporative coolers used for cooling water or other working medium to near the ambient wet-bulb air temperature. ... Look up Chimney in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... BREN Tower BREN Tower is a guyed steel framework mast, 465 meters (1,527 feet) high, on the Nevada Test Site in Nevada, USA. BREN stands for Bare Reactor Experiment, Nevada. ... the Dubuque Shot Tower in Dubuque, Iowa. ... A drop tower is a tower which has an evacuated tube in its interior in which fall experiments can be made to achieve weightlessness for a short period of time. ... A bomb tower is a usually guyed construction with a height of 30 to 210 meters for the accommodation of an atom bomb for an aboveground atomic bomb test. ... Express Lift Tower The Express Lift Tower is a former elevator test tower built by the Express Lift Company off the Weedon Road in Northampton, England. ... A thyristor tower marks the tower-like arrangement in series of switched thyristors in a static inverter valve of a HVDC- station. ... A USFS fire lookout on Bald Mountain in Butte County, California. ... A parachute tower is a tower used for the training of parachute jumps. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ... Shukhov Tower in Moscow The Shukhov radio tower, also known as the Shabolovka tower (Russian: Шуховская башня) is a broadcasting tower in Moscow designed by Vladimir Shukhov. ... Space Needle from Downtown Seattle. ... Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ... Engraving The Confusion of Tongues by Gustave Doré (1865), who based his conception on the Minaret of Samarra According to the narrative in Genesis Chapter 11 of the Bible, the Tower of Babel was a tower built to reach the heavens by a united humanity. ... The Tower (XVI) The Tower (XVI) (most common modern name) is a Tarot trump card that has many different names, symbols, and meanings. ... This article is about the architectural term. ... “WTC” redirects here. ... The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the worlds twin towers from 1998 to 2004, if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The term "tower" is also sometimes used to refer to firefighting equipment with an extremely tall ladder designed for use in firefighting/rescue operations involving high-rise buildings.


History

Probably the oldest tower still standing is the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy built from 1173 until 1372.[citation needed] The oldest towers in the United States are the Milwaukee City Hall, built in 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Woolworth Building, completed in 1913 in New York City. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply The Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. ... Pisas coat of arms. ... The Milwaukee City Hall, at 353 feet (108 m) tall, is one of the oldest standing skyscrapers. ... Nickname: Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , County Milwaukee Government  - Mayor Tom Barrett Area  - City  97 sq mi (251. ... The Woolworth Building, at sixty stories, is one of the oldest — and one of the most famous — skyscrapers in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Etymology

Old English torr is from Latin turris via Old French tor. The Latin term together with Greek τύρσις was loaned from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language, connected with the Illyrian toponym Βου-δοργίς. With the Lydian toponyms Τύρρα, Τύρσα, it has been connected with the ethnonym Τυρρήνιοι as well as with Tusci (from *Turs-ci), the Greek and Latin names for the Etruscans (Kretschmer Glotta 22, 110ff.) Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300 A.D. It was known at the time as the langue doïl to distinguish it from the langue... Map showing the Neolithic expansions from the 7th to the 5th millennium BCE Europe in ca. ... The Illyrian languages are a group of Indo-European languages that were spoken in the western part of the Balkans in pre-Roman times. ... Lydian was an Indo-European language, one of the Anatolian languages, that was spoken in the city-state of Lydia in Anatolia, present day Turkey. ... The Tyrrhenians (Attic Greek TurrÄ“noi) or Tyrsenians (Ionic TursÄ“noi, Doric Tursānoi) is an exonym used by Greek authors to refer to a non-Greek people. ... The Etruscan civilization existed in Etruria and the Po valley in the northern part of what is now Italy, prior to the formation of the Roman Republic. ...


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