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A tower is a tall structure, taller than it is wide, often by a significant factor. Towers are distinguished from masts by their lack of guy-wires and are therefore, along with tall buildings, self-supporting structures.

Towers are specifically distinguished from buildings in that they are built not to be habitable but to serve other functions using the height of the tower. For example, the height of a clock tower improves the visibility of the clock, and the height of a tower in a fortified building such as a castle increases the visibility of the surroundings for defensive purposes. Towers may also be built for observation, leisure, or telecommunication purposes. A tower can stand alone or be supported by adjacent buildings, or it may be a feature on top of a larger structure or building.

Old English torr is from Latin turris via Old French tor. The Latin term together with Greek τύρσις was loaned from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language, connected with the Illyrian toponym Βου-δοργίς. With the Lydian toponyms Τύρρα, Τύρσα, it has been connected with the ethnonym Τυρρήνιοι as well as with Tusci (from *Turs-ci), the Greek and Latin names for the Etruscans (Kretschmer Glotta 22, 110ff.)

Towers have been used by mankind since prehistoric times. The oldest known may be the circular stone tower in walls of Neolithic Jericho (8000 BC). Some of the earliest towers were ziggurats, which existed in Sumerian architecture since the 4th millennium BC. The most famous ziggurats include the Sumerian Ziggurat of Ur, built the 3rd millennium BC, and the Etemenanki, one of the most famous examples of Babylonian architecture. The latter was built in Babylon during the 2nd millennium BC and was considered the tallest tower of the ancient world.

Some of the earliest surviving examples are the broch structures in northern Scotland, which are conical towerhouses. These and other examples from Phoenician and Roman cultures emphasised the use of a tower in fortification and sentinel roles. For example, the name of the Moroccan city of Mogador, founded in the first millennium BC, is derived from the Phoenician word for watchtower ('migdol'). The Romans utilised octagonal towers as elements of Diocletian's Palace in Croatia, which monument dates to approximately 300 AD, while the Servian Walls (4th century BC) and the Aurelian Walls (3rd century AD) featured square ones. The Chinese used towers as integrated elements of the Great Wall of China in 210 BC during the Qin Dynasty. Towers were also an important element of castles.

Other well known towers include the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy built from 1173 until 1372 and the Two Towers in Bologna, Italy built from 1109 until 1119. The Himalayan Towers are stone towers located chiefly in Tibet built approximately 14th to 15th century.

Up to a certain height, a tower can be made with the supporting structure with parallel sides. However, above a certain height, the compressive load of the material is exceeded and the tower will fail. This can be avoided if the tower's support structure tapers up the building.

A second limit is that of buckling—the structure requires sufficient stiffness to avoid breaking under the loads it faces, especially those due to winds. Many very tall towers have their support structures at the periphery of the building, which greatly increases the overall stiffness.

A third limit is dynamic; a tower is subject to varying winds, vortex shedding, seismic disturbances etc. These are often dealt with through a combination of simple strength and stiffness, as well as in some cases tuned mass dampers to damp out movements. Varying or tapering the outer aspect of the tower with height avoids vibrations due to vortex shedding occurring along the entire building simultaneously.

Although not correctly defined as towers, many modern high-rise buildings (in particular skyscraper) have 'tower' in their name or are colloquially called 'towers'. Skyscrapers are more properly classified as 'buildings'. In the United Kingdom, tall domestic buildings are referred to as tower blocks. In the United States, the original World Trade Center had the nickname the Twin Towers, a name shared with the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. In addition some of the structures listed below do not follow the strict criteria used at List of tallest towers.

The tower throughout history has provided its users with an advantage in surveying defensive positions and obtaining a better view of the surrounding areas, including battlefields. They were constructed on defensive walls, or rolled near a target (see siege tower). Today, strategic-use towers are still used at prisons, military camps, and defensive perimeters.

By using gravity to move objects or substances downward, a tower can be used to store items or liquids like a storage silo or a water tower, or aim an object into the earth such as a drilling tower. Ski-jump ramps use the same idea, and in the absence of a natural mountain slope or hill, can be human-made.

In history, simple towers like lighthouses, bell towers, clock towers, signal towers and minarets were used to communicate information over greater distances. In more recent years, radio masts and cell phone towers facilitate communication by expanding the range of the transmitter. The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada was built as a communications tower, with the capability to act as both a transmitter and repeater. Its design also incorporated features to make it a tourist attraction, including the world's highest observation deck at 147 storeys.[citation needed]

Towers can also be used to support bridges, and can reach heights that rival some of the tallest buildings above-water. Their use is most prevalent in suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges. The use of the pylon, a simple tower structure, has also helped to build railroad bridges, mass-transit systems, and harbors.

Control towers are used to give visibility to help direct aviation traffic.

The term "tower" is also sometimes used to refer to firefighting equipment with an extremely tall ladder designed for use in firefighting/rescue operations involving high-rise buildings.

The Galata Tower, also called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin), was built in 1348 A.D. by the Genoese colony in Constantinople.

Typical modern water tower in Carmel, Indiana, United States

Näsinneula, an observation tower in Tampere, Finland, at night

Watchtower in the Israeli West Bank barrier

The only bridge being a member of the World Federation of Great Towers: Most SNP, Bratislava, Slovakia

Towers from Ingushetia

Lifeguard tower, Asprovalta (Greece)

The towers of wind turbines support the rotors.

White Tower (Brixen)-Italy built in 1591

@Airtel_Presence Hello! In order to increase my network, I am ready to allot my land. You should put up a tower. L…
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Edenのポスターを見ながら、この状況に抗ってみせたい!! いつも元気と笑顔をありがとう😊 これからも応援してます! 大好きです、Eden。 #Eden_tower
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#Eden_tower いつまでも応援してます!!
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[★Ep. 250 THE SHOW Choice Nominee ②] HELP!!! Does anyone have the map of the Prism Tower? 🗺 THE SHOW got lost in Dr…
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Spot the hypocrisy. Clue, it's visible from the top of a dangerous tower block covered in deadly flammable claddin…
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Left, proposed Amazon headquarters building. Right, Bruegel’s “Tower of Babel” painting.
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There are and have been networks way more powerful than nations. We are seeing that in motion. Read Neil Ferguson,…
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Three and a half years after 72 lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire, it is unforgivable that @BorisJohnson…
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RT @PghProtests: How about Affordable Housing? Or literally anything else but an office space. Also, during the time when most people are c…
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RT @cuttlefishmilk: // implied suicide i wanted to fuck around w the cool nature brushes on procreate, and then i drew a tower and went EX…
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RT @indigo_la_End: 【タワレココラボ】 indigo la End × TOWER RECORDS CAFE コラボ決定!   期間:2/16(火)~3/3(水) 店舗:渋谷店/名古屋栄スカイル店/梅田NU茶屋町店/札幌ピヴォ店 ※札幌は2/28(日)まで…
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//Taking a field trip to fandaniel's funky 5G tower
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Lunch on the Eiffel Tower. It was horrible.
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Baby's building a tower into space.
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RT @muccofficial: 【SATOち】「SATOち牛乳」単行本化 決定 「音楽と人」で連載中の「SATOち牛乳」単行本化が決定! ★発売日 4/21(水) ★定価 ¥3,000(税別) ★仕様 四六判・全300ページ予定 タワーレコード独占販売! ★予約はコチ…
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RT @ctvregina: The Saskatchewan government continues to oppose a review that could lead to the closure of the Regina airport control tower.…
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RT @Dknight10k: I love how President Biden, who is perhaps the single nicest person in government, took Trump's balls before making him dis…
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@BlockGeekDima Is it still called the CN Tower?
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RT @muccofficial: 【SATOち】「SATOち牛乳」単行本化 決定 「音楽と人」で連載中の「SATOち牛乳」単行本化が決定! ★発売日 4/21(水) ★定価 ¥3,000(税別) ★仕様 四六判・全300ページ予定 タワーレコード独占販売! ★予約はコチ…
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@UTt5ThuBbGqJAoF 見学希望です!
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RT @CF18Demo: Tower: Hornet 1, cleared left Hornet 1: 🤙 📷 David Brook #cf18demo #rcaf #norad #norad60 #wehavethewatch @RCAF_ARC @NORADCom…
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RT @allaganeyes: square enix: YOURE GONNA RUN CRYSTAL TOWER AND YOURE GONNA LIKE IT
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@cereal_killing Did you pull the tower
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Oh, boo f...ng hoo. 😏 The Downside to Life in a Supertall Tower: Leaks, Creaks, Breaks
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\おそ松さん×TOWER RECORDS CAFE/ 梅田と名古屋では明日より第2弾がスタート✨ 第3期のストーリーから考案されたメニューと特典が登場!お楽しみに! ※表参道は13日(土)より開催となります。 ▼コラボカフェ…
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RT @brbcryingglol: anybody wanna go to paris and jump off the eiffel tower with me?
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RT @TOWER_Plus: \解禁!/ 【別冊TOWER PLUS+ FOO FIGHTERS 特別号】発行決定! 『#MedicineAtMidnight』リリース記念🔥 表紙は冊子だけのエクスクルーシブカットを使用し、 ライブカットver.とのW表紙✨ 中面はデイ…
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RT @DreadXP_: Its been nearly 18 years since Clock Tower 3 released. @chadiscollins takes a look back at the game and what made it so speci…
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@RepAndyBiggsAZ Biggs. Weren’t you one of those traitors meeting at Trump tower on Jan5th? I mean there are so many…
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RT @TOWER_Jpop: 【#ジャニーズWEST】 \📢解禁📢/ ジャニーズWEST CDデビュー7年目! 7人の7年間の進化を具現化した集大成ともいえる、通算7枚目のフルアルバム『raiboW』が3/17に発売決定! 先着特典:ステッカー(※各形態別絵柄) ご予…
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@BhagwantMann @AamAadmiParty Tower bhi toroge aur Internet bhi chaahiye....daru baaz
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RT @JazLyte: wasn't... entirely aware that i needed to see a clown punch a damn tower this week, but uhhh, here we are @Worthikids
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Tower of Good!欲しい 欲しかった チケット申し込んでも当たるか分からなかったし、でも申し込めばよかったなと後悔 だけど開催されても行けなかったし、、とグルグル🌀 あー、ぜったい可愛くて使えるグッズたちなんだろうな ロングジョンをあと2枚くらい欲しいんだよなー
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RT @xamnxa: Bynum came back and he holding two secretaries and a janitor hostage on top of the administration tower
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RT @TOWER_Anime: 【配布中🎉】タワレコが自信を持ってオススメする<ネット発アーティスト>を紹介する『NE(X)T BREAKERSキャンペーン』第16弾の表紙は #ころん (#すとぷり ) & #ずっと真夜中でいいのに。 小冊子配布中です! ※小冊子は無くなり次…
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RT @The_FirstTake: ⠀ THE FIRST TAKE ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ OUT AT ⠀ ⠀ "FRIDAY" ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 22:00 ▶︎ ・ @super_beaver ・ #THEFIR…
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RT @Rikuopants: ที่หนึ่งในดวงใจ Tower of Terror 🥺 ชอบสตอรี่ในนั้นมากเลย (และใช่ สตอรี่ที่ว่าทำให้ต่อคิวนานจนจะหลับถ้าไม่มีฟาสท์พาส 555) htt…
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24시 빠른진행/친절상담 O1O-7366-5534 ( 카톡: cash5534 ) barrier 카드한도현금 tower 신용카드현금화 bet 카드깡현금 mode 휴대폰핸드폰모바일소액결제현금화 nonethel…
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RT @youngkthebae_: DAY6's signatures in Tower Record's wall of framed signatures 🤩 DAY6 Japan will surely be missed 😭
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RT @youngkthebae_: DAY6's signatures in Tower Record's wall of framed signatures 🤩 DAY6 Japan will surely be missed 😭
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@english__reader Grenfell Tower, June, 2017: a poem by Ben Okri ‘If you want to see how the poor die, come see Grenfell Tower.’
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劇団かもめんたる2年連続で岸田國士戯曲賞最終候補ノミネート!
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Your tower ? #faery #fantasy #architecture
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Danemark
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Snow Hill Tower by PaSt1978
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Ça y est, je me lance ... et je me dégonfle ! Ça fait longtemps que j'ai en tête de me faire une table de jeu équipée, et les idées ne manquent pas en regar...
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Espaces & Architecture <3 La "Tour des Cèdres" de Stefano Boeri mesurera 117 mètres de haut. Cet immeuble résidentiel sera la toute première forêt verticale de conifères du monde !
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chine
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Diamond Tower
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Sand Babel - Solar-Powered 3D Printing Tower
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The Urbach Tower is the first wood structure made from self-shaped components, and it serves as a landmark building for the City of Urbach’s contribution to the Remstal Gartenschau 2019. #Architecture #Design #Sculpture
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Crédit : OTCO
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The Wallace National Monument (commonly known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the shoulder of Craig Abbey, a hill overlooking Stirling in Scotland. [1] It commemorates Sir William Wallace, a Scottish hero of the thirteenth century.
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England, Worcestershire, Vale of Evesham. The Broadway Tower an 18th Century folly looks out from the Cotswolds over the Vale of Evesham
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aprile 2015 | The Imagelist
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Guard Tower – Tabletop World
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The Urbach Tower is the first wood structure made from self-shaped components, and it serves as a landmark building for the City of Urbach’s contribution to the Remstal Gartenschau 2019. #Architecture #Design #Sculpture
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Urban Forest Tower, Chongqing, China by MAD Architects :: 85 floors, height 385m, 1. proposal
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Airport Control Towers Collection #Control, #Airport, #Collection, #Towers
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Bravo Pazhou Tower Seeks To Unite Two Programs Into A Single Composition | Aedas - eVolo | Architecture Magazine
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Gallery of Expo 2016 Antalya Observation Tower / Nita Architects - 11
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Twisting tower (inspired by the Cayan tower [52]): (a) geometry; (b)... | Download Scientific Diagram
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Russian architect Vladimir Tatlin launched the constructivist movement when he proposed the futuristic, glass-and-steel Tatlin's Tower.
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The Hundertwasser tower, designed by Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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