Structures

From the world’s tallest skyscraper to the largest ever LEGO tower. Scale the heights of engineering with this selection of record-breaking buildings and structures.

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Longest fort walls

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Longest fort walls

The longest walls around a fort or castle are the 22.4-mile walls at Kumbhalgarh Fort, a Mewar…

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Tallest residential building

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Tallest residential building

Opened in 2015, the 426-m (1.397-ft), 432 Park Avenue in New York City, New York, USA, is the…

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Tallest building unoccupied

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Tallest building unoccupied

The tallest building that is completely unoccupied is the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea.…

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Largest playing card structure

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Largest playing card structure

The largest playing card structure was a replica of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao and Sands…

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Largest 3D mandala

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Largest 3D mandala

The largest 3D Mandala is 7.371 m (24.18 feet) high with a diameter of 14.23 m (46.69 feet) and was…

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Largest vertical maze (permanent)

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Largest vertical maze (permanent)

The largest vertical maze is situated on the front facade of Al Rostamani Maze Tower and has a…

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Longest floating walkway

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Longest floating walkway

The longest floating walkway measures 5.13 km (3.19 miles) and was achieved by Chengdu VENI Tourism…

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Fastest double-deck lift (elevator)

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Fastest double-deck lift (elevator)

The fastest double-deck lift (elevator) travels at 36.0 km per hour (22.3 mph), achieved by…

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Largest dome

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Oldest hedge maze

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Oldest hedge maze

The oldest surviving hedge maze is located at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK and was built for…

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Highest concrete dam

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Highest concrete dam

Grande Dixence, on the river Dixence in Switzerland, is the highest concrete dam. It was built…

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Tallest wooden pagoda

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Tallest wooden pagoda

The Sakyamuni Pagoda in the Yingxian County of China's central Shanxi Province stands 67.31 m (220…

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Largest structure demolished (by volume, controlled demolition)

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Largest structure demolished (by volume, controlled demolition)

The largest structure (by volume) to be demolished by explosives was the 19.821 million cu. m. (70…

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Tallest man-made structure on land

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Tallest man-made structure on land

The tallest man-made structure on land is the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower) which measures 828 m…

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Longest ancient Roman wall

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Longest ancient Roman wall

The longest wall from the ancient Roman world that survives today is the 118-km (73-mile) Hadrian’s…

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Tallest structure built with LEGO® bricks

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Tallest structure built with LEGO® bricks

The tallest structure built with interlocking plastic bricks measured 35.05 m (114 ft 11 in) and was…

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