25 Tallest Man-Made Structures That Show Our Ingenuity

Do you know what the tallest man-made structure is in your city? How about the world? As humans we are always looking for ways to push our boundaries and construction is no exception. You won’t believe how high we have been able to build things from bridges to sky scrapers. A quick note before we continue however. To compile this list we took the tallest structure from a number of categories including spheres, monuments, radio towers, and lighthouses. They are assembled in order of height but keep in mind that these categories are arbitrary. Yes, the Eiffel Tower is taller than the Jeddah Light but the former is an iron lattice tower and the latter is a lighthouse. Because the Kiev TV Tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower, this means the Eiffel Tower didn’t make the list. Only the tallest structure from each chosen category is represented. With that said, these are the 25 Tallest Man-Made Structures That Show Our Ingenuity

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Tallest Sphere - Ericsson Globe (Sweden)

Tallest Sphere - Ericsson Globe (Sweden)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Located in Stockholm, the national indoor arena of Sweden doubles as the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, a scaled down replica of the real solar system that covers most of the country. The sphere is 85 meters tall (279 feet).

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Tallest Lighthouse - Jeddah Light (Saudi Arabia)

Tallest Lighthouse - Jeddah Light (Saudi Arabia)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

With a height of 133 meters (436 feet) the Jeddah light is the tallest lighthouse in the world.

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Tallest Tomb - Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)

Tallest Tomb - Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

The oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza metropolis, the Great Pyramid is 138.8 meters high (455.2 feet).

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Tallest Roller Coaster - Kingda Ka (United States)

Tallest Roller Coaster - Kingda Ka (United States)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Found at Six Flags in New Jersey, at 138.98 meters (456 feet) this roller coaster is not only the tallest in the world but also the second fastest.

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Tallest Telescope - Arecibo Observatory (United States)

Tallest Telescope - Arecibo Observatory (United States)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

A radio telescope located in Puerto Rico, it is 150 meters high (492 feet).



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