MASS communication has shaped our modern world. To deliver broadcasts and ensure connectivity over vast distances, man-made and naturally high vantage points have been used to mount communication equipment, for decades.
While cities like New York are able to take advantage of existing skyscrapers to mount these critical elements of infrastructure, other urban centres often lack structures of comparable height. In response, engineers developed free-standing towers capable of rising to significant heights.
These structures are classified differently to radio or TV masts, as they are capable of supporting themselves without the need for tension cables. They are also distinct from skyscrapers, as they are not intended for habitation.
Rising to unbelievable heights, broadcasting to millions and becoming landmarks in their own right, these are the world’s tallest towers.
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