WFGT - WORLD FEDERATION OF GREAT TOWERS



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The World Federation of Great Towers ("WFGT") is an international association that brings together the world's tallest structures. One of the peculiarities of this type of buildings is that they all have a balcony open to public observation. This important list "fosters global awareness and international development opportunities for promotion". The tower has enabled communications carried by radio and television to numerous locations around the world, too, just to enjoy spectacular panoramic views in the big cities from above.

Very good examples of towers around the world are own Eiffel Tower of Paris, the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, the John Hancock Center of Chicago or the Space Needle of Seattle. It should be noted that recent additions to this important list of the new Renzo Piano designed skyscraper called The Shard London Bridge Quarter, which will become the tallest skyscraper in Europe when construction is complete, and the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, of 600 meters, by the prestigious international firm Arup engineering, the list is sorted by height works ...

Very good examples of Great towers around the world are own Eiffel Tower of Paris, the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, the John Hancock Center in Chicago or the Space Needle of Seattle. It should be noted that recent additions to this important list of the new Renzo Piano designed skyscraper called The Shard London Bridge Quarter, which will become the tallest skyscraper in Europe when construction is complete, and the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, of 600 meters, by the prestigious international firm Arup engineering, the list is sorted by height works ...











Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
828 meters (2010)





Client: Emaar Properties
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, SOM
Structural Engineer: Bill Baker (SOM)
Official Name: Burj Khalifa
Alternative name: Burj Dubai
Type: Skyscraper (Megatall) + 600 meters
Architectural Height: 828 meters (2717 feet)
Structure: concrete and steel superstructure
Area: 464 511 m²
Use: Mixed (Office, Residential, Hotel, Lookout Observation)
Plants: 163
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: Modern, High-tech










CN Tower
Toronto, Ontario, Canadá
553.3 meters (1976)





Promotor: Canadian National Railway
Architect: John Andrews International & WZMH Architects
Structural Engineer: Nicolet Carrier Dressel Associates
Architectural Height: 553.3 meters
Tower Type: Telecommunications
Budget: $ 63 Million CDN
Lifts: 9
Structural Material: Concrete
Use: Mixed, Radio and TV Communications,
Mirador Restaurant and Observation
Weight: 117,910 tons
Type: Hybrid Architecture









Empire State Building
Manhattan, New York City
381 meters (1931)






Promotor: General Motors
Architect: Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
Structural Engineer: Homer G. Balcom
Category: Skyscrapers (Super-Tall) + 300 meters
Architectural Height: 381 meters
Height with antenna: 449 meters
Plants: 102
Area: 208.879 m²
Usage: Office and observation gazebo
Architectural Style: Art Deco








John Hancock Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA
344 meters (1970)




Client: Jerry Wolman Associates
Architect: Bruce Graham, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, SOM
Structural Engineer: Fazlur Rahman Khan (SOM)
Category: Skyscrapers (Super-Tall) + 300 meters
Height: 344 meters
Site area: 9661.91 sqm
Project Area: 260,128.512 m²
Number of Plants: 100
Use: Mixed (Hybrid Architecture)
Architectural style: Structural Expressionism










The Shard London Bridge
London, England, UK
306 meters (2012)





Developer: Sellar Property Group
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Associate Architect: Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer: WSP Group
MEP Engineer: Arup
Primary Use: Mixed residential-hotel-Offices
Architectural Height: 306 meters
Area: 127,489 m²
Official name: The Shard
Alternative Name: London Tower Bridge
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Location: 32 London Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom
Architectural style: Sustainable Architecture, Eco-Tech









Eiffel Tower
Champ de Mars, Paris, France
300 meters (1889)






Promoter: Local Authorities and Gustave Eiffel
Engineering Study: Eiffel & Co
Structural Engineer: Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Height with antenna: 324 meters
Height without antenna: 300 meters
Weight: 720,000 tons
Material: Wrought Iron
Type: Monument
Architectural Style: 2nd Industrial Revolution and Art Nouveau







Space Needle
Seattle, Washington, USA
184 meters (1962)





Client: Space Needle Corporation
Architect: John Graham & Associates
First sketches: Edward E. Carlson
Structural Engineer: John K. Minasian
Budget: $ 4.5 Million
Height: 184 meters
Weight: 9550 tons
Use: Mixed
Architectural style: Googie Architecture








Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
170 meters (2005)





Client: Local Authorities
Architect: HGP Architects
Structural Engineer: Scott Wilson Engineers
Category: Tower
Usage: Observation Tower
Height: 170 meters
Floors: 4
Architectural Style: Postmodern







SNP Bridge-Novy Most
Bratislava, Slovakia
95 meters (1972)




Promoter: Local Authorities
Architect: Jozef Lacko
Engineer: Arpada Tesara
Typology: Suspension bridge
Light: 431.8 meters
Width: 21 meters
Use: Mixed, and pedestrian traffic,
Mirador Restaurant and observation
Current Name: Nový Most (New Bridge)
Alternative name: UFO Bridge)
Previous name: SNP Bridge
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: Avant-Garde, Modern




LIST OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF GREAT TOWERS

# Name / City / Country / Year / Meters / Feet

  1- Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai), Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2010, 828 m / 2,717 ft
  2- The Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China, 2010, 600 m / 1969 ft
  3- CN Tower, Toronto, Canada, 1976, 553 m / 1,815 ft
  4- Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia, 1967, 540 m / 1,771 ft
  5- Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China, 1995, 468 m / 1,535 ft
  6- John Hancock Center, Chicago, United States, 1969, 457 m / 1,500 ft
  7- Empire State Building, New York, United States, 1931, 448 m /1,472 ft
  8- KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1995, 421 m / 1,403 ft
  9- Central TV Tower, Beijing, China, 1992, 405 m / 1,329 ft
10- Tashkent Tower, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1985, 375 m / 1,230 ft
11- Fernsehturm Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1969, 368 m / 1,207 ft
12- Tianjin Radio and Television Tower, Tianjin, China, 1991, 368 m / 1,197 ft
13- Macau Tower Macau SAR, Macau, 2001, 338 m / 1,109 ft
14- Dragon Tower Harbin, China, 2000, 336 m / 1,102 ft
15- Tokyo Tower, Tokyo, Japan, 1958, 333 m / 1,093 ft
16- Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand, 1997, 328 m / 1,076 ft
17- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, 1889, 324 m / 1,063 ft
18- Q1 Tower, Gold Coast, Australia, 2005, 322.5 m / 1,058 ft
19- The Shard London Bridge, London, UK, 2013, 306 m / 1004 ft
20- Sydney Tower, Sydney, Australia, 1981, 304 m / 1,000 ft
21- Collserola Tower, Barcelona, Spain, 1992 288 m / 945 ft
22- Donauturm, Vienna, Austria, 1964, 252 m / 827 ft
23- Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea, 1975, 239.7 m / 786 ft
24- Qingdao TV Tower, Qingdao, China, 1994, 232 m / 761 ft
25- Žižkov Television Tower, Prague, Czech Republic, 1992, 216 m / 709 ft
26- The Calgary Tower, Calgary, Canada, 1968, 191 m / 627 ft
27- Cairo Tower, Cairo, Egypt, 1961, 187 m / 613.5 ft
28- The Euromast, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1960, 185 m / 607 ft
29- Space Needle, Seattle, United States, 1962, 184 m / 605 ft
30- Torre Latinoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico, 1956, 182 m / 594 ft
31- Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Canada, 1976, 175 m / 575 ft
32- Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 2005, 170 m / 558 ft
33- Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, United Kingdom, 1894, 158 m / 519 ft
34- Nový Most (UFO Bridge), Bratislava, Slovakia, 1972, 95 m / 311 ft


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References



The Urban Towers Handbook
John Wiley&Sons, London, 2011
by Eric Firley and Julie Gimbal
English

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TURNING TORSO - Santiago Calatrava
Bellisco Ediciones, Madrid, 2008
by José Miguel Hernández Hernández
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