Based in Chicago, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is a leading resource for information on tall buildings and urban development around the world. The not-for-profit organization’s intensive database is a go-to source for building statistics including information on the world’s tallest structures.
Earlier this year, we searched Instagram for photos of the world’s tallest buildings based on CTBUH data. This time around, we’re looking at the world’s tallest freestanding towers. According to the CTBUH, freestanding towers are structures in which less than 50 per cent of the space is useable floor area, and in most cases are telecommunications or observation towers.
Here’s a look at the current top 10 tallest freestanding towers in the world as captured on Instagram!
Henan Province Radio & Television Tower, Zhengzhou, China – 388 m (1,273 ft.)
Central Radio & TV Tower, Beijing, China – 410.5 m (1,346 ft)
Tianjin Radio & TV Tower, Tianjin, China – 415 m (1,362 ft.)
Menara Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur – 420.4 m (1,379 ft.)
Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran – 435 m (1,427ft.)
Oriental Pearl Television Tower, Shanghai, China – 468 m (1,535 ft.)
Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia – 540 m (1,772 ft.)
CN Tower, Toronto, Canada – 553.3 m (1,815 ft.)
Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China – 600 m (1,969 ft.)
Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo, Japan – 634 m (2,080 ft.)