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Encyclopedia > World's tallest free standing structure on land
Toronto's CN Tower is currently the tallest free-standing structure on land and has been for 30 years.

The title "World's tallest freestanding structure on land" is given to the tallest, self-supporting, man-made structure; that is, it is not held up by external supports or guy-wires, for example. The title is currently held by the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which, at a height of 553.3 metres (1,815 ft), has held the record consecutively since 1976. 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 at 553. ... Look up Structure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... KVLY-TV mast, which is guy-wire supported. ... , The CN Tower at 553. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Orders of magnitude (length) 1 E-13 m 1 E-12 m 1 E-11 m 1 E-10 m 1 E-9 m 1 E-8 m 1 E-7 m 1 E-6 m 1 E-5 m 1 E-4 m 1 E-3 m 1 E... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) A metre or meter[1] (symbol: m) is a unit of length and the current base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

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The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria, built in the 3rd century BC, is estimated to have been between 115 - 135 metres (383 - 440 ft) tall. In the 3rd century, the Jetavanaramaya stupa in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka was built to 122 metres (400 ft) tall. Due to discrepancies on reports of heights, both structures made up the world's tallest non-pyramidal structures for more than a millennium. The Pharos of Alexandria was a lighthouse built in the 3rd century BC on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt to serve as that ports landmark, and later, a lighthouse. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 3rd century BC started on January 1, 300 BC and ended on December 31, 201 BC. // Events The Pyramid of the Moon, one of several monuments built in Teotihuacán Teotihuacán, Mexico begun The first two Punic Wars between Carthage... // Overview Events 212: Constitutio Antoniniana grants citizenship to all free Roman men 212-216: Baths of Caracalla 230-232: Sassanid dynasty of Persia launches a war to reconquer lost lands in the Roman east 235-284: Crisis of the Third Century shakes Roman Empire 250-538: Kofun era, the first... // Jetavanaramaya Jetavanaramaya Jetavanaramaya The Stupa King Mahasen (273-301 AD) has the honour of being the creater of the largest stupa in Sri Lanka. ... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... Anuradhapura, (අනුරාධපුර in Sinhala), is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, world famous for its well preserved ruins of the Great Sri Lankan Civilization. ... Pyramids are among the largest man-made constructions as well as one of the great Wonders of the ancient world. ... A millennium is a period of time, equal to one thousand years (from Latin mille, thousand, and annum, year). ...


History

Held record Name and Location Constructed Height (m) Height (ft) Notes
From To
c. 2600 BC c. 2570 BC Red Pyramid of Sneferu, Egypt c. 2600 BC 105 345  
c. 2570 BC c. AD 1300 Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt c. 2570 BC 146 481 By AD 1439 the Great Pyramid had eroded to a height of approximately 139 m (455 ft)
c. 1300 1549 Lincoln Cathedral, England 10921311 160 (?) 525 (?) The central spire was destroyed in a storm in 1549; the reputed height of 525 ft has been described as "doubtful"[1] by a single source. All other sources agree on the height.
1549 1625 St. Olav's Church, Tallinn, Estonia 14381519 159 (?) 522 (?) The spire burnt down after a lightning strike in 1625, rebuilt several times, current overall height is 123 m
1625 1847 Strasbourg Cathedral, Germany, now France 1439 143 469 Still standing
1847 1876 St. Nikolaikirche, Hamburg, Germany 18461847 147 483 Designed by George Gilbert Scott
1876 1880 Cathédrale Notre Dame, Rouen, France 12021876 151 495  
1880 1884 Cologne Cathedral, Germany 12481880 157 515
1884 1889 Washington Monument, United States 1884 169 555  
1889 1930 Eiffel Tower, Paris, France 1889 300 986 The addition of a telecommunications tower brought the overall height to 324 meters in the 1950s
1930 1931 Chrysler Building, New York, United States 19281930 319 1,046 Chrysler Building is still the tallest brick building in the world.
1931 1967 Empire State Building, New York, United States 19301931 381 1,250  
1967 1975 Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia 19631967 537 1,762  
1975 Current CN Tower, Toronto, Canada 19731976 553 1,815  

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Events Battle of Grotnik, which ended the hussite movement in Poland Eric of Pomerania, King of Sweden, Denmark and Norway is declared deposed in Sweden. ... Events February 22 - Jubilee of Pope Boniface VIII. March 10 - Wardrobe accounts of King Edward I of Englanddo (aka Edward Longshanks) include a reference to a game called creag being played at the town of Newenden in Kent. ... Events July - Ketts Rebellion Francis Xavier arrives in Japan. ... Norman West front Plan East elevation. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Events May 9 - Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. ... Events Bolingbroke Castle passes to the House of Lancaster. ... 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The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Entrance to Rouen Cathedral Rouen Cathedral, Full Sunlight, by Claude Monet, 1894 Rouen Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) is a Gothic cathedral in Rouen, in northwestern France. ... 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Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the American Society of Civil Engineers to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... 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Look up current in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , The CN Tower at 553. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

Future

The Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is slated to surpass the CN Tower in 2008 and according to its developer it will be over 700m. The Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي for Tower of Dubai) is a skyscraper currently under construction, since April 15, 2005, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at , . Its final height is officially being kept a secret due to competition; however, figures released by a contractor on the project have suggested a height of... Flag Coordinates , Government Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Geographical characteristics Area     City 4,114 km² Demographics Population     City (2006) 1,570,779     Density   293. ...


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