- Tokyo Skytree Tower
At 634 meters, the Tokyo Skytree Tower is the undisputed tallest television tower in the world. Located in the northeast of downtown Tokyo in the traditional Asakusa district, it broadcasts television and radio over terrestrial frequencies. In addition, with its two viewing platforms, it is also a popular tourist destination. The view from the upper platform on clear days all over Tokyo, to Yokohama and to the volcanic cone of Mount Fuji is indeed spectacular.
- The Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China
At 600 meters, the Canton Tower in China is hardly lower than its rival in Tokyo. It opened in 2010 and immediately became the tourist attraction of the southern Chinese metropolis. Particularly striking is its tapering and widening shape and the grid pattern of the struts.
- CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
At 553.3 meters high, number three already falls under the magic mark of 600 meters. The CN Tower was built for this in 1976 and has since become a landmark of Toronto and Canada.
- Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow, Russia
The Ostankino television tower in Moscow was overshadowed by the CN Tower in Toronto in 1976 because it is 540 meters high. It was completed in 1967 and was the tallest building in the world for nine years, making it a symbol of the superiority of the Soviet system. Today it is a popular destination for tourists and newlyweds alike.
- Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China
With a height of 468 meters, the Oriental Pearl Tower gave the go-ahead for opening up the huge new district of Pudong in 1995, which is now the trade fair center and business center. In the meantime, various newer skyscrapers from Pudong tower over the Oriental Pearl Tower, which, with its striking double balls, is still a symbol of the Chinese trade metropolis.
- Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran
The 434 meter high Milad Tower in the Persian capital Tehran was opened in 2006. It is a popular destination for tourists and offers an impressive view of the Iranian metropolis, provided the air is good enough.
- Menara Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Menara Tower in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, stands near the double towers of the Petronas Towers. Together, these buildings dominate KL’s skyline, as it is abbreviated. The Menara Tower is 421 meters high and was built in 1995. It is a television tower, has viewing platforms, but also embodies the Malaysia 2020 vision. By 2020, the Malaysian government wants to make its country a modern, prosperous industrial country that has caught up with the West.
- Tianjin Radio and TV Tower, Tianjin, China
The Chinese metropolis Tianjin, located just 150 kilometers south of the capital Beijing on the coast of the Bohai Sea, has its own radio and television tower, which is 415 meters high, making it the eighth tallest in the world. Due to its proximity to Beijing, Tianjin is always a bit in the shade, although it is a large city with provincial status, well over ten million inhabitants and an important automotive and aircraft industry. The tower shows that Tianjin not only wants to be in the shadow of the nearby capital, because it towers over Beijing by nine meters.
- Beijing Central TV Tower, China
The world’s number nine in China is number four after Guangzhou, Shanghai and Tianjin. With a height of 404 meters, the tower built in 1995 reached number 9 in the world rankings.
- Zhengzhou TV Tower, Zhenzhou China
At 388 meters, the steel television tower in the provincial capital of Henan is number 10 in the world and number 5 in China. It is the tallest steel structure in the world.