Eiffel Tower Paris
Photograph ©2008 by Brian Cohen.

To Which of These 54 Great Towers Have You Been?

Whether it is from an airplane, the top of a mountain, or a tall building or tower, I enjoy a great view. To observe humanity milling about from hundreds of meters above is simply a sight to behold, in my opinion.

To Which of These 54 Great Towers Have You Been?

Menara KL in Kuala Lumpur
Menara KL in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph ©2009 by Brian Cohen.

While researching what to do and where to go for an upcoming trip, I stumbled upon what is known as the World Federation of Towers — of which I have never heard — which “exists to showcase the great towers of the world and celebrate the astonishing feats of architecture and engineering that created them.”

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The 54 great towers which comprise the membership of the World Federation of Towers — which was founded in 1989 — include:


N Seoul Tower Korea
N Seoul Tower in Seoul. Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

I have been to the tops of quite a few of the aforementioned towers — but how many towers have you visited? Which towers around the world do you believe are missing and should be added to the list?

If you are into what is known as “tower running”, click here for additional information.

Of those 54 towers, can you guess which one I may be considering visiting?

Articles containing trip reports or photographs of great towers which I have already visited – and will not travel to this year — include:

All photographs ©2008, ©2009, ©2014 and ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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