Top 12 Tallest Towers in the World

Posted by admin On 1/24/2015 0 comments

This shouldn’t affect those with a fear of heights, but just in case, proceed with caution. The only way to imagine what it’s like to be this high up is to remember the last time you were in an airplane, because these buildings rise thousands of feet and often have their heads in the clouds. China dominates, and even though the Freedom Tower won’t be complete until 2015, I’d like this list to remain relevant for at least a little while.

12.Tashkent Tower · 374.9 m (1,230 feet) · Uzbekistan
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Tashkent TV Tower is the tallest structure in Central Asia. Its height is 375 meters, and weight is about 6000 tons. In height it is on the 11th place in the world. On 15th August in 1985 it was started – up. Then Tashkent TV tower entered the International Organization of the great towers of the world.

Its main function is the television and radio broadcasting. Professional guides give tours about the history of the tower and other sights of Tashkent. If you get closer to the tower, you will be impressed. The building is equipped with three high - speed elevators in the building, which raise people on 100 metre height.

11.Kiev TV Tower · 385 m (1,263 feet) · Ukraine
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The TV tower is the world highest lattice structure – the tower height is 385 m. While the construction not a single bolt or a rivet were used. All the details were fastened by welding. The building process took 5 years – 1968-73 and it was quite unusual.

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The tower was not built from bottom upwards but on the contrary – from the top downwards. The ready construction was lifted and other parts were put under it.

10.Zhongyuan Tower · 388 m (1,273 feet) · China



Zhongyuan Tower іs а 388m tall steel tower іn Zhengzhou, Henan province, China. Іt wаs completed іn February, 2011. Іt іs used аs а television tower, 200-guest revolving restaurant, аnd observation tower. Аs оf 2012, іt wаs оne оf the twenty tallest towers іn the world, аnd claimed tо be the highest steel structure tower іn the world .

9.Central Radio and TV Tower · 405 m (1,329 feet) · China
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China’s Central Radio and TV Tower is located on Xisanhuan Street in Beijing, close to the 15.4-hectare Yuyuantan Park. The 405-meter high tower covers an area of 5,905 square meters at the top, while its base provides 12,143 square meters of floor space.
 
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The Central Radio & TV Tower is a modern structure with a distinctive style unique in China. Visitors are treated to a bird’s eye view of the entire city of Beijing from the Observation Hall and the outdoor observation balcony. The luxurious VIP Observation Hall is the ideal elegant location for a variety of events and activities.

8.Tianjin Radio and Television Tower · 415.2 m (1,362 feet) · China
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The 415 metres tall Tianjin TV & Radio Tower is called Tian Ta for short. The Tower is located at the south-west of Tianjin, surrounded by a 210,000 square metre lake. Tian Ta is famous for being a sky-high tower over water.
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Tian Ta has now become a symbolic building of Tianjin city. It is considered one of the Ten Majestic Places of interest in Tianjin.

7.KL Tower · 421 m (1,381 feet) · Malaysia

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KL Tower is the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the world with a height of 421m. Its Observation Deck is at a less impressive 276m, being situated on the lowest of the six levels in the head of the tower, but as the tower stands on top of a small hill, it still gives excellent views of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding regions.
 
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KL Tower was opened to the public in 1996, nearly 5 years after construction started. It offers the same sort of visitor experience as similar towers in Seoul and Auckland which I have also visited.

6.Milad Tower · 435 m (1,427 feet) · Iran

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Milad Tower, also known as Tehran Tower, is a multi-purpose Iranian concrete tower built in 2007 in between the Shahrak-e Gharb and Gisha districts of Tehran. It stands at 435 m from base to the tip of the antenna. The head consists of a large pod with 12 floors, the roof of which is at 315 m (1,033 ft). Below this is a staircase and elevators to reach the area.

5.Oriental Pearl Tower · 468 m (1,535 feet) · China
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The 468 meter Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the center of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles.

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The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a multifunctional venue with sight-seeing, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, Shanghai History Museum, Cruise Dock and a theatre for cultural performances. It has already become one of the most symbolic venues and tourism resources in Shanghai and it is acclaimed as one of the ten best views in Shanghai.

4.Ostankino Tower · 540.1 m (1,772 feet) · Russia
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Erected in 1967, Moscow’s Ostankino TV and BC Tower is the second tallest free-standing building in the world. It has a structural weight of over 55,000 tons.
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Standing 1,771 feet (540 metres) tall, the Ostankino Tower is something of an architectural surprise in a city that is not known for its skyscrapers. It takes just 58 seconds for visitors to reach the Tower’s observation deck. Located at a height of 1,105 feet (337 metres) from the ground, this observatory presents an entirely new perspective of Moscow. Just below the observation deck are the three dining rooms of The Seventh Heaven, a restaurant serving up delicious European cuisine as well as traditional Russian dishes.

3.CN Tower · 553.3 m (1,815 feet) · Canada
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The CN Tower is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure and world's tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, a signature icon of Toronto's skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.

2.Canton Tower · 600 m (2,000 feet) · China
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Canton Tower promises an awe-inspiring adventure at every level, offering tourism facilities, entertainment and radio and television signal transmission. The Tower is a new landmark in the center of Guangzhou city, located in the new CBD, on the Pearl River.

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The Tower covers a total net area of 114,054 square meters. The building is 600 meters tall and consists of the 450 meters high body tower and a 150 meters high mast antenna.

1.Tokyo Skytree · 634 m (2,080 feet) · Japan

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Boasting a height of 634m, making it the world's highest stand-alone communication tower, Tokyo Skytree opened in May 2012 and has already become a major symbol of Tokyo, forming the center of Tokyo Skytree Town(R), which also encompasses Tokyo Solamachi(R), a complex that includes many shops and restaurants, as well as an aquarium and planetarium.

The 12 Tallest Statues in the World

Posted by admin On 10/07/2014 0 comments

The statues on this list are immense and unfamiliar. Just for comparison, the Statue of Liberty would be all the way down at number 38 on this list!

12.The Motherland Calls, 87m, Russia

Mamayev Monument, is a statue in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia, commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. Height is 87 metres from the tip of its sword to the top of the plinth. The figure itself measures 52 metres, and the sword 33 metres.  It is the tallest statue of a woman in the world.

When the memorial was completed in 1967 it was the tallest sculpture in the world.[map]

11.Grand Buddha at Ling Shan, 88m, China

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The Grand Buddha  is located at the south of the Longshan Mountain, near Mashan, town of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in China and also in the world.

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At more than 88 metres high, the Grand Buddha at Ling Shan is a bronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha outdoor, weighing over 700 tons. It was completed in the end of 1996. [map]

10.Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park, 88 m , Japan

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The Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park is a statue in Ashibetsu, Japan. The statue also depicts Kannon, or the bodhisattva Guanyin. It stands 88m tall and its construction was completed in 1989. [map]

9.Great Buddha of Thailand, 92 m, Thailand
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The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as The Big Buddha, The Big Buddha of Thailand, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn, is the tallest statue in Thailand, and the ninth tallest in the world.

Located in the Wat Muang Monestary in Ang Thong province, this big buddha Thailand statue stands 92 m  high, and is 63 m wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was completed in 2008. It is painted gold and made of cement.[map]

8.Peter the Great Statue, 98 m, Russian

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The Peter the Great Statue is a 98-metre-high monument to Peter the Great, located at the western confluence of the Moskva River and the Vodootvodny Canal in central Moscow. It was designed by the Georgian designer Zurab Tsereteli to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which Peter the Great established. It was erected in 1997 and is the eighth tallest statue in the world. It weighs around 1,000 tons.[map]

7.Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan, 99 m, China


Guishan Guanyin of the Thousand Hands and Eyes is the fourth tallest statue in China, and the seventh tallest in the world. This gilded bronze monument depicting Avalokitesvara stands 99 m tall, and is located in Weishan, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China.[map]

6.Sendai Daikanno, 100 m, Japan


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Sendai Daikannon, located in Sendai, Japan, is the sixth tallest statue in the world at 100 meters (328 feet). An elevator takes tourists to the top of the statue, which depicts the Japanese Buddhist Bodhisattva Kannon.[map]

5.Emperors Yan and Huang, 106 m, China

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The_sculptures of the Emperors Yan and Huang are the sixth tallest statues in the world at 106 meters. They depict two of the earliest Chinese emperors, Yan Di and Huang Di. The construction lasted 20 years and was completed in 2007. They are located in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, People's Republic of China. [map]


4.Guan Yin of the South Sea of Sanya, 108 m, China
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The Guanyin of the South Sea of Sanya is a 108-metre statue of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (better known as Guanyin in East Asia), sited on the south coast of China's island province Hainan near the Nanshan Temple of Sanya. This is currently the fourth tallest statue in the world (many of which are Buddhist statues) and the tallest statue of Guanyin in the world.

The statue took six years to build and was enshrined on April 24, 2005, with the participation of 108 eminent monks from various Buddhist groups in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China, and tens of thousands of pilgrims.[map]

3.Ushiku Daibutsu, 110 m, Japan
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Ushiku Daibutsu is a statue located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Completed in 1993, it stands a total of 120 metres tall, including the 10 m base and 10m lotus platform. An elevator takes visitors up 85 m to an observation floor.

It_was built to commemorate the birth of Shinran, founder of the Jōdo Shinshū or "True Pure Land School" of Buddhism. [map]

2.Laykyun Setkyar, 116 m, Burma
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The Laykyun Setkyar is the second tallest statue in the world at 116 metres. This statue of Gautama Buddha stands on a 13.5 metres throne located in the village of Khatakan Taung, near Monywa, Myanmar. Construction began in 1996 and was completed on 21 February 2008.It was built by the Chief Abbot Ven. Nãradã, who died on the 22nd of November, 2006. [map]

1.Spring Temple Buddha, 128, China




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 The Spring Temple Buddha is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China, built from 1997 to 2008. It is located within the Fodushan Scenic Area, close to National Freeway no. 311. At 128 m, which includes a 20 m lotus pedestal, it is the tallest statue in the world. [map]

The 10 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Posted by admin On 2/19/2014 0 comments

Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see , abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places .

1. The remains of the SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Australia

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The SS Ayrfield –  previously known as the SS Corrimal, is (nowadays) a rusty shipwreck with dense vegetation on the surface of the wreck, it is stuck in the calm waters of homebush bay (west of Sydney,  Australia)  The SS Ayrfield was built in the UK in 1911 and was sent to  Homebush Bay for breaking-up on 6 October 1972.
The hull is located near the mouth of Haslams Creek right beside bennelong parkway (sydney olympic park) the shipwreck’s bow is pointing towards the shore.

2.The Maunsell Sea Forts in England





















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The Army forts were different in design from the Navy platforms as each had seven towers linked together by walkways. Six of the towers were armed, the seventh held the searchlights and they were manned by a complement of 120. They were built in 1942 at Shivering Sands, Red Sands and Great Nore. Each 300 tonne tower was preconstructed before being towed out to sea, sunk into position and then connected to the next tower.

 3.Abandoned Blade Mill, France


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A blade mill was a variety of water mill used for sharpening newly fabricated blades, including scythes, swords, sickles, and knives.
In the Sheffield area, they were known as cutlers wheels, scythesmiths wheels, etc. Examples are preserved in Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. They also existed in the 17th century and 18th century in Birmingham and in connection with the scythe industry in Belbroughton and Chaddesley Corbett in north Worcestershire. There were also small numbers in other areas of England.

4. Canfranc Rail Station, Spain
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Canfranc Rail Station was part of an international railway route through Spain and France. An accident in 1970 destroyed a nearby bridge and ended international rail links between the two countires, leaving Canfranc deserted.

5. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay
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Holland Island was once five miles long. It was home to a fishing community of 250 to 360 people, with more than 60 homes, a church and other buildings. But erosion forced the residents to leave — with the last fleeing in 1922 — and for decades now the island has been receding into the bay and only one abandoned home remained, threatened by the bay.

 6.Hashima Island, Japan
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The island is known as Hashima, or alternatively as Gunkanjima ("Battleship") Island, and it sits about nine miles off the Japanese coast in the East China Sea.
In the past Hashima Island was rich in coal, with over 5000 miners once living on the island. When petrol replaced coal as Japan's main source of fuel, the settlement was left abandoned. Now the once thriving town is creepily abandoned, with only shadows remaining.

7.Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

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 Diamonds were found in this particular area in 1908 and caused an influx of German miners. The village was built in the architectural style of a German town and even had the first tram in Africa that lead to the next town. It had many amenities and buildings including a theater, hospital, casino, school, bowling alley, ballroom and sport-hall, power station, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the southern hemisphere.

8.Abandoned dome houses Florida

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On the southern tip of Cape Romano Island in Florida there these lovely and interesting abandoned domes. They were built in 1982 and are now slipping into the gulf of Mexico. When Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005 it did a lot of damage to the domes as well as wash away some of the coast line.

9.I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium


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The I.M. Cooling Tower is part of an abandoned power plant located in Monceau, Belgium. While in use, the tower cooled incoming hot water by using wind. The wind would enter the opening at the bottom of the tower and rise up, cooling the hot water. The air would then become warm and leave the tower. During its prime, the I.M. Cooling Tower could cool up to 480,000 gallons of water per minute.

10.Christ of the Abyss - San Fruttuoso, Italy
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The statue was born from an idea by Duilio Marcante following the death of Dario Gonzatti, one of the pioneers of scuba diving, during a dive in 1950. Duilio pushed for the installation of a statue of Christ on the seabed; on 22 August 1954 the statue of the Christ of the Abyss was placed in the bay in front of San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino, near the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. The statue, about 2.50 meters high and built by sculptor Guido Galletti, was placed by the Italian Navy about 15 meters deep, with the help of many divers.