There are 62 items filed under towers.

Burlington County, New Jersey

Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower

How this Pine Barrens hill got its name is uncertain, but on a good day the view from the fire tower is crystal clear
01 Feb 2016
Laguna Beach, California

Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower

This strange seaside tower got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would hide coins among its stones
28 Jan 2016
Augsburg, Germany

The Vogeltor

According to legend a man pooped out the window of this tower to prove that it was straight
27 Jan 2016
Ranikay, Pakistan

Hiran Minar

A tower built by an emperor for an antelope
15 Jan 2016
Shibam, Yemen

Shibam

A city built from mud and known as the "Manhattan of the desert."
29 Dec 2015
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford
02 Dec 2015
Yeal, Australia

The Leaning Tower of Gingin

The world's "leaniest" tower encourages you to test the gravity of its situation
01 Dec 2015
Carloway, Scotland

Dun Carloway

A magnificent, iconic stone tower in the Scottish Highlands
27 Oct 2015
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town
14 Jul 2015
Palo Alto, California

The Frenchman's Tower

This odd California folly seems like it was almost designed to accumulate urban legends
13 Jul 2015
Avon, Connecticut

Heublein Tower

This lovely hilltop tower was specifically built to withstand 100 MPH winds
13 May 2015
Beijing, China

The Fox Tower at Dongbianmen

This historic Chinese tower was said to have been haunted by fox spirits but is now haunted by a grisly murder
07 May 2015
Montemor-o-Novo , Portugal

Montemor-o-Novo Castle

This crumbling Portuguese ruin overlooks the populace it once ruled
17 Apr 2015
Wicklow, 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
Boston, 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
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Kiek in de Kök

This medieval Estonian tower provides access to a series of tunnels that have been home to soldiers, punks, and fine art
19 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
Kalenberg, Netherlands

De Wieden National Park Observation Tower

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

Colour by Numbers

This Stockholm light tower can be controlled by anyone with a smartphone
22 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
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
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
tp. 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

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