There are 49 items filed under towers.

Glendalough, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison
20 Mar 2015
Berlin, Germany

Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg

This water-tower-turned-high-end-apartments were once the site of what was possibly the first Nazi concentration camp
27 Feb 2015
Charlestown, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed
26 Feb 2015
Seattle, Washington

Phinney Park Air Raid Tower

This Cold War siren is one off the last of its kind still standing with its immensely powerful original horn
13 Feb 2015
Melbourne , Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone
30 Jan 2015
Mindelheim, Germany

Schwäbisches Turmuhrenmuseum

Held in an old church, this clockwork museum maintains a special focus on titanic tower timepieces
29 Jan 2015
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Poet's Seat Tower

This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired
12 Jan 2015
Giethoorn, Netherlands

De Wieden National Park Observation Tower

Repurposed space and ultra-modern construction collide to create this geometric wooden spectacle
29 Dec 2014
Hamburg, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church

Once the tallest building in the world, this abandoned church is now a monument to the destruction of WWII
22 Dec 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

Colour by Numbers

This Stockholm light tower can be controlled by anyone with a smartphone
22 Dec 2014
Southport, North Carolina

Frying Pan Tower

This abandoned lighthouse looks like a rusting oil rig but is actually an adventurous bed and breakfast
02 Dec 2014
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today
03 Nov 2014
Suita, Japan

Tower of the Sun

Closed for decades, this strange symbol of Japan's Expo '70 has finally opened its psychedelic insides to the public
13 Oct 2014
Düsseldorf, Germany

Rheinturm

This futuristic German television spire is actually the world's largest digital clock
20 Aug 2014
Esch-sur-Sûre, Luxembourg

Esch-sur-Sûre Castle

Once the local rulers had gone these enchanting ruins housed common folk in an almost real life fairy tale
07 Aug 2014
Phan Thiết, Vietnam

Po Shanu Cham Towers

These crumbling towers are some of the last remnants of a centuries-old Vietnamese culture
02 Jun 2014
North Bend, Ohio

William Henry Harrison Monument

This tower-tomb honors a president who only held office for a little over a month but dedicated his life to his country
22 May 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

Anderson Tower Monument

This granite monument at the site of an ill-conceived tourist attraction is built from the same stone as the Mormon Temple
12 May 2014
Melbourne, Australia

Timeball Tower

An obsolete form of timekeeping still marks the hour in this adapted 19th century lighthouse
14 Feb 2014
Monceau-sur-Sambre, Belgium

Power Plant IM

The vast chamber inside this abandoned cooling tower looks like something out of a sci-fi dystopia
06 Feb 2014
Worcester, Massachusetts

Bancroft Tower

This miniature feudal castle was built on a whim to honor a US Navy pioneer
23 Jan 2014
Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

Blackbeard's Castle

Rumored to be the famed pirate's lookout tower, this historic stone structure is now just watching for tourists
15 Dec 2013
Kingsland, London

St Augustine's Tower

This medieval church tower has maintained its clockworks since the 16th century
24 Nov 2013
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous
15 Nov 2013
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World
27 Oct 2013
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere
27 Oct 2013
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair
13 Oct 2013
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