Vertigo Visits: World's Iconic Tall Structures

By Holly Mascaro and Hanna Serena Goldstein - 2013-08-28T16:05:57Z

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Don't Look Down

London is in major show-off mode now, so it’s no surprise that its newest skyscraper, Renzo Piano’s Shard, has taken the crown as Europe’s tallest building. But it’s barely half the height of the Tokyo Skytree, which opened in May, 2012. For comparison’s sake, we look at some of the world’s most iconic tall structures.

Eiffel Tower (left)


Height: 994 feet (without the top antenna)

Completed: March 1889

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