1. Tokyo Skytree - Japan, 2. Canton Tower - China, 3. CN Tower - Canada, 4. Ostankino Tower - Russia, 5. Oriental Pearl - China, 6. Milad Tower - Iran, 7. KL Tower - Malaysia, 8. Thien Tan Tower - China, 9. Central Radio and TV Tower - China. In addition to the main function of broadcasting, the TV towers are also architectural works showing the characteristics and uniqueness of each city. Here, let's take a look at the tallest TV towers in the world today and remember, if you have the opportunity to travel through these places, you absolutely should not miss the TV towers on the list right below
- Tokyo Skytree – Japan
- Canton Tower – China
- CN Tower – Canada
- Ostankino Tower – Russia
- Oriental Pearl – China
- Milad Tower – Iran
- KL Tower – Malaysia
- Thien Tan Tower – China
- Central Radio and TV Tower – China
Tokyo Skytree – Japan
Tokyo Skytree is the tallest TV tower in the world at the moment, located in Sumida district, Tokyo, Japan. Construction of the tower began on July 14, 2008, and was completed on February 29, 2012, with a total investment cost of 65 billion yen, equivalent to $806 million. Tokyo Skytree has a height of 634 m, including 29 floors. This is a Japanese construction with a broadcasting tower, restaurant, and observation deck, responsible for broadcasting television and radio mainly for the Kanto area with 7 prefectures including 6 groups of television stations headed by NHK.
The design concept for Tokyo Skytree is based on three main concepts: Combining modern beauty with traditional Japanese beauty, contributing to the start of the city’s revitalization, and participating in the security mission, contributing to earthquake prevention. The tower was opened on May 22, 2012, and opened to guests soon after.
According to some recorded information, to get tickets, people have to wait in line for a whole week because the number is too large. In the first week of opening, Tokyo Skytree attracted 1.6 million visitors. Currently, if you want to visit, you can buy tickets at two places: Tembo Deck at an altitude of 350 m and Tembo Galleria at an altitude of 450 m with ticket prices ranging from 310 to 2570 yen (equivalent to 56,000 – 466,000 VND). The tower is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, except New Year’s Eve and the Sumida River Fireworks Festival.
- Founded: 2013
- Height: 634 m
Canton Tower – China
Canton Tower is the second tallest television tower in the world today, located in Guangzhou province, China. The tower was started construction in November 2005 and completed in August 2009 with a total investment cost of 450 million USD. Canton Tower has a height of 610 m, including 37 floors. This is a construction consisting of a broadcast tower, a commercial center, an office, a hotel, a media center, and even a 4D cinema located at an altitude of 80 – 170 m. In the tower, there are 2 types of elevators, a slow speed type for panoramic views and a fast speed type with two floors and transparent elevators used mainly for sightseeing.
The tower was designed based on the idea of Information Based Architecture company, Amsterdam, Netherlands. This design option is quite special, the idea is simply a twisted tower, but the actual construction process is quite complicated. A high-rise tower does not carry familiar features such as straight lines, many straight lines, bringing strength, but on the contrary, there is transparency, many curves, showing softness.
Canton Tower was officially opened on September 30, 2010, serving the 2010 Asian Games. Currently, the tower is open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., depending on the area. All adults and children over 1.2 m tall can buy entrance tickets with prices ranging from 75 – 150 yuan (263,000 – 526,000 VND).
- Founded: 2010
- Height: 600 m
CN Tower – Canada
CN Tower, whose full name is Canadian National Tower, is a famous tower located in Toronto, Canada. The tower was started construction on January 6, 1973, and completed on June 26, 1976, with a total investment of nearly $260 million. CN Tower has a height of 553.33 m, including 147 floors and 6 elevators. Inside there are many architectural works such as an observation tower, revolving restaurant. The tower is designed vertically in a unique spiral shape, inside is the world’s tallest staircase, including 1,776 steps. This staircase is not used often but is used as an exit in case of an emergency.
You can observe at three positions. The first is the Glass Floor at a height of 342 meters or step outside the Outdoor SkyTerrace to observe the night street below. Or you can also go to LookOut Level, located on the 113th floor, just above the Glass Floor. The elevator goes up here so fast that you only have to wait 58 seconds. In second place is the SkyPod observation platform at 447 meters and finally the revolving restaurant at 351 meters.
This restaurant has the highest wine cellar in the world. Currently, visitors can visit CN Tower from 9 am to 10 pm every day except Christmas. Ticket prices vary according to age. It will be 29 USD for ages 13 to 64, over 65, and under 13 is 22 USD.
- Founded: 1976
- Height: 553.33 m
Ostankino Tower – Russia
Ostankino Tower is a unique structure located in the city of Moscow, Russia. The tower was started construction in 1959 and completed in 1963 and designed by architect Nikolai Nikitin. Ostankino is a radio and television tower, 540 m high, with a total weight of 30,000 tons. The tower was once the tallest in the world before Canada’s CN Tower was built. Until 2006, this was still the tallest structure in Eurasia.
Inside the tower, there is a 7-story restaurant operating, located at an altitude of about 400m. Wouldn’t it be interesting to enjoy delicious food and enjoy the view at this location? In 2000, this work encountered a big fire, then had to close for repair for 7 consecutive years. By 2008 it began to be reopened. Visitors can visit from 10 am to 9 pm daily with tickets for adults at 11.5 USD and children at 6.2 USD.
- Founded: 1963
- Height: 540.10 m
Oriental Pearl – China
Oriental Pearl Tower, also known as Mingzhou TV tower, is a TV tower located on the Huangpu River, Pudong District, Shanghai, China. This tower was started construction in 1991 and completed in 1995, is the third tallest tower in Asia. Oriental Pearl Tower was designed by architect Jia Huan Cheng with the idea taken from the poem Tang Sing toads and beehives. The tower is 468 m high, including 14 floors.
A special feature in this design is the three spheres located on the tower body. The two larger ones are 50 and 45 meters in diameter, respectively, while the smaller one is on the top with a diameter of 14 meters.
- Founded: 1995
- Height: 465 m
Milad Tower – Iran
Milad Tower is a television tower located in Tehran, Iran. The tower started construction in 1996 and took 11 years, until 2007 to complete with a total construction cost of up to 194 million USD. This tower has a height of 435 m with a pointed roof of 120 m high, having been the fourth tallest tower in the world for a while. It was designed by a group of Iranian engineers with the idea of representing a wonder that combines modern architecture and technology.
Inside the tower includes a convention center, a commercial center, an international hotel, a coin museum, an art gallery, and restaurants and cafes. A special feature here is that the products on display are all handmade products with the bold identity of the people here. You can see the whole scene outside the capital Tehran at the observatory located at an altitude of 315m. Currently, Milad tower is open to welcome guests from 9 am to 9 pm daily with ticket prices from 8 USD or more depending on age.
- Founded: 2007
- Height: 435 m
KL Tower – Malaysia
KL Tower is a TV tower in Kuala Lumpur, the second tallest in Malaysia after the Petronas Twin Towers. KL Tower is located on Bukit Ananas hill of Jalan Punchak Road, more than 2 km from the twin towers. This tower opened in 1996. Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is 421 m high. The tower is located on Jalan Punchak Street in the city center and has become one of the outstanding architectural symbols of the city since its construction was completed in 1996.
To reach the Menara Kuala Lumpur tower you will pass through the conservation area. Bukit Nanas is 10.5 hectares wide. The century-old reserve around the base of the tower is home to many native plant species, preserving many tropical species. The free entrance ticket is suitable for walking visitors.
Kuala Lumpur Tower has a lot of entertainment activities spread across the floors. Inside there is a huge aquarium, animal breeding area, a wide race track, a small theater, and countless souvenir shops. Each attraction has its fee. For the best views of the capital visit here at night, to see the twinkling lights of the city stretch for miles around. The revolving rooftop restaurant serves a variety of local and international dishes.
- Founded: 1996
- Height: 421
Thien Tan Tower – China
Thien Tan lies on the North China Plain, where the tributaries of the Hai Ha confluence, bordering Bo Hai to the east and relying on Yen Son to the north. Hai Ha winds its way through the urban center of the city, the bridges over Hoai Ha form the scene of “the most beautiful scenery” for Thien Tan. Thien Tan Tower is one of the tallest TV towers in China after Canton Tower and Minh Chau TV tower, built and put into use in 1991 in Thien Tan city, China. The tower was built with a total cost of about 45 million USD, mainly used for television, in addition to providing data for meteorological services, traffic.
The tower has a height of 415 m, and like most other TV towers, inside the structure is combined with a system of restaurants, shopping centers, or observatories. There are four elevators designed inside the tower, running at a speed of 5 meters/s. After about 60 seconds, you can enjoy the view of the coastal city of Thien Tan from an observation pod at an altitude of 253 meters. And a little higher, at the revolving restaurant at an altitude of 257 meters, you will enjoy delicious dishes such as Goubuli Stuffed Bun, Ear-Hole Fried Cakes for only 8 USD per person.
- Founded: 1991
- Height: 415 m
Central Radio and TV Tower – China
Central Radio & TV Tower, full name is CCTV Tower Beijing TV Tower, is a television tower of China Central station, located in Beijing. The tower was designed by architect Snoeren in 1980, started construction in 1987, and was completed and put into use 5 years later in 1992. The tower housed broadcasting equipment for the Television Station. In the shape of central China, it is located in the Haidian district of Beijing, close to Gongzhufen subway station and Yuyugean park.
The CCTV headquarters is currently based in Chaoyang district, designed by Rem Koolhaas in late 2009. A race to the top of the tower is held every year with two laps of the base, followed by a climb to 1,484 Steps leading to the observation deck.
Central Radio & TV Tower has a height of 405 m with a total area of 60,000 m2. The tower can be divided into four main areas, including the structure of the restaurant and the observatory, and the shopping mall. This is the tallest tower in Beijing, also a tourist attraction. If you want to visit this place, you can admire the outside view of the city from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Moreover, you will also enjoy quality meals at the restaurant between 11 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm after purchasing tickets for 11 USD per person.
- Founded: 1987
- Height: 405 m