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 Memorial Cross - Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Spain)

Tallest Memorial Cross - Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Spain)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Built to honor those who fell during the Spanish Civil War, this cross is the world’s highest memorial cross at 152.4 meters (500 feet).

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Tallest Dome - Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Cote d'Ivoire)

Tallest Dome - Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Cote d'Ivoire)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Inspired by the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vatican City, this basilica is also listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest church in the world. The dome is 158 meters high (518 feet).

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Tallest Industrial Hall - NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (United States)

Tallest Industrial Hall - NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (United States)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

So big that it requires special air conditioning to prevent rain clouds from forming on the inside, the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building is 160 meters high (525 feet).

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Tallest Ferris Wheel - High Roller (United States)

Tallest Ferris Wheel - High Roller (United States)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Found on the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller is the tallest ferris wheel in the world at 167.6 meters (550 feet).

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Tallest Church - Ulm Minster (Germany)

Tallest Church - Ulm Minster (Germany)Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Located in Ulm, Germany, before the turn of the 20th century it was the 4th tallest building in the world at 161.5 meters (530 feet).

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