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12 Astonishing Towers from Around the World!

The towers are tall structures, usually taller than they are wide, often by a significant margin. These slender buildings are generally built to take advantage of their height, and can stand alone on the ground, or as part of a larger structure. Here we have 12 towers that are significantly different from all other towers, and because of that are preferred by many photographers and tourists.

Ivy ?ower, Belgium

astonishing towers from around the world

Gruuthuse museum is located in the Belgian city of Bruges and dates from the 15th century. It has a collection of applied art of Bruges from the 13th to the 19th century.

astonishing towers from around the world


Guinigi Tower, Italy

astonishing towers from around the world

The city of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy, is famous for its medieval architecture and intact city walls.  Yet among all of its exquisite buildings one stands out. The Torre Guinigi or Guinigi Tower in English, towers over the city.

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


Kalyazin Tower, Russia

astonishing towers from around the world

The Kalyazin Bell Tower is a Neoclassical campanile, rising to a height of 74.5 metres (244 ft) over the waters of the Uglich Reservoir on the Volga River opposite the old town of Kalyazin. The steepled belfry was built in 1796–1800 as part of the Monastery of St. Nicholas.

astonishing towers from around the world


The Leaning Tower of Yekaterinburg, Russia


astonishing towers from around the world

Yekaterinburg TV Tower is a tall incomplete structure in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Construction works started 1983, but were on-hold at the beginning of the 1990s, as its shaft reached a height of 220 metres (720ft). According to plans, the tower was intended to reach a structural height greater than 400 metres (1,310ft).

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


Ciechanow Tower, Poland

astonishing towers from around the world

The Ciechanow Water Tower in Poland is a hyperboloid structure, using hyperboloid geometry which maximizes structural strength with a minimum of material.


astonishing towers from around the world


The Pirate Tower, USA

astonishing towers from around the world

A Laguna Beach (California) landmark, this medieval-looking tower is located just north of Victoria Beach. Built in 1926, it was designed as a private spiraling staircase for beach access from above. Today the tower is closed but can still be viewed from the outside at low tide.

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


Sathorn Unique, Thailand

astonishing towers from around the world

The early 1990s was boom time for the Thai economy. The country was experiencing its most rapid development ever and hundreds of construction projects were started in the capital of Bangkok.

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


Cheminée Moretti, France

astonishing towers from around the world

Cheminée Moretti is the work of French artist Raymond Moretti located in Courbevoie - a commune very close to the center of Paris.

astonishing towers from around the world


Shime Tower, Japan

astonishing towers from around the world

The winding tower of the former Shime coal mine near the city of Fukuoka, Japan, is unusual even in a country chock full of abandonments. The Shime coal mine tower dates from the middle of World War II: it was built between 1941 and 1943 to help increase the yield of a coal mine established in 1889, and it’s really a wonder the Allies didn’t bomb it to smithereens. Operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy, the mine was rumored to have “employed” Allied POWs so perhaps its survival through VJ Day was just as well. Indeed, the tower and the mine below operated until 1964 when it was finally closed for good.

astonishing towers from around the world


Montreal Tower, Canada

astonishing towers from around the world

The tower incorporated into the base of the The Olympic Stadium in the Montreal, called the Montreal Tower, is the tallest inclined tower in the world at 175 metres (574 ft). Its 45-degree angle is awe-inspiring, especially when you consider that the Leaning Tower of Pisa’s tilt is only 5 degrees.

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


 Tower of Wind, Japan

astonishing towers from around the world

Located just to the southeast of Tokyo`s Haneda airport, in the middle of the ocean, is a rather interesting structure. Referred to as the “Tower of Wind” of “Kaze no to” in local language, it consist of a dazzling white circular base with two blue and white stripped oval shaped structures, that look like two sails from the distance.

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


 PL Peace Tower, Japan

astonishing towers from around the world

Measuring around 600 feet (183m) high, this unusual tower is located at the Church of Perfect Liberty headquarters in Tondabayashi, Osaka, Japan. The tower stands as a monument to all the perished souls of war throughout all time. Within the tower is a shrine in which all known names of the lives claimed in human conflict have been recorded on microfilm and stored in a golden container.

astonishing towers from around the world

astonishing towers from around the world


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