There are over a 100 worldwide tall towers, the latest being the 3280 feet tall (1000-metres) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia. One of my favourite’s is the Walter Scott Monument in Edinburgh. The tallest monument ever, dedicated to a writer at 196 feet (60 metres). Here are some of the tallest towers worldwide and buildings not to be missed.
The Most Memorable Tallest Towers Worldwide
The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
It might not be one of today’s tallest structures but it is iconic and very romantic. How could you possibly not visit the Eiffel Tower when in Paris? Did you know as well as taking a lift, you can climb the 704 stairs to the second story at 376 feet (114 metres). The Eiffel Tower construction began in January 1887 and took only 2 years, 2 months and five days to be completed. Today more than 7 million people visit the Eiffel Tower each year!
Stratosphere, Las Vegas, U.S.A
Las Vegas has many tall structures along the strip, including a replica of the Eiffel Tower. Did you know that old Vegas is full of character and is almost 5 miles away from the strip? Freemont Street is a must visit with the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. While inside don’t miss seeing the largest golden nugget in existence – Hand of Faith. Discovered in Australia in 1980 it was bought by the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for over 1 million dollars. The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower is located between the old and new Vegas. Completed in 1995 it is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States at 1,149 feet (350 metres). Today the tower boasts adrenaline filled rides such as a roller coaster – X-Scream, Sky Jump, Big Shot and Insanity. If these aren’t for you why not visit the 106th floor of the tower and enjoy a fine dining experience? The entire restaurant turns 360 degrees every 80 minutes.
Statue of Liberty
Did you ever see the movie Ghostbusters II? Where the team are inside Lady Liberty bringing joy and happiness to New York City. Well, you can climb the 354 stairs to the top and look out over New York from Lady Liberty’s Crown (not for the fainthearted! It is a strenuous climb). Standing at 305 feet (93 metres) and weighing 225 tonnes it is an incredible feet that the Statue of Liberty travelled by boat from France in 350 pieces and re-constructed in only 4 months!
Kyoto Tower is the tallest building in Kyoto and is a modern landmark in the city famous for its ancient temples and shrines. Standing 429 feet (131 metres) tall. Opening in 1964, the same year as the shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics.
Sky Garden, London
One of my favourite places to visit in London, the Sky Garden is free to enter but you have to book in advance. Once at the top enjoy the open terrace, the indoor garden located over three floors, incredible views over the River Thames and more. There are delicious hot and cold snacks, drinks and delicious sweet bakes available too! Opening in January 2015, the 38-storey building is 525 feet (160 metres) tall, making it the sixth-tallest building in the City of London and the 12th tallest in greater London.
Bitexco Financial Tower
Bitexco Financial Tower – Saigon Skydeck. Bitexco Financial Tower at a height of 859 feet (262 metres) is the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City up to date. At the top enjoy a refreshing hot or cold beverage while enjoying the city views at one of the tallest towers worldwide. There is also a gift shop and a small exhibit area.
I hope you have enjoyed reading and inspired to visit one of these memorable tallest towers worldwide. There are many accommodation options available if you would like to extend your stop and stay to explore more of these incredible places or perhaps you would like to visit by cruise ship? However way you visit, happy travels:) x