World’s sky-high seaport control towers


Aberdeen - Source: flickr.com

Aberdeen – Source: flickr.com

Back in February a comprehensive list of the world’s tallest airport control towers was provided on Panethos. While preparing that blog post, I stumbled across a number of interesting seaport (or harbor) control towers used for directing ships at major seaports. Though not as much information could be found on the internet, below is a list of the tallest seaport control towers that could be located – tragically, the tower in Genoa, Italy was destroyed in a ship collision just this past week, with the loss of possibly as many as nine lives.

Aqaba - Source: unc.edu

Aqaba – Source: unc.edu

Gdansk - Source: unc.edu

Gdansk – Source: unc.edu

Genoa prior to it's destruction - Source: gcaptain.com

Genoa prior to being destroyed in a shipping accident – Source: gcaptain.com

Any additional information on these or similar structures would be appreciated.

Jeddah - Source: unc.edu

Jeddah – Source: unc.edu

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 431 ft. (1990)
  • Sydney, Australia – 285 ft. (1987)
  • Antwerp, Belgium – 262 ft. (2010)
  • Aqaba, Jordan – 236 ft. (1991)
  • Mombasa, Kenya – 230 ft. (2007)
  • Durban, South Africa – 220 ft. (2001)
  • Gdansk, Poland – 200 ft. (1984)
  • Cape Town, South Africa – 197 ft.
  • Melbourne, Australia – 187 ft. (1997)
  • Genoa, Italy – 177 ft. (destroyed in a ship collision on 5/8/13)
  • Dubai (Jebel Ali), UAE – 164 ft.
  • Yokohama, Japan – 157 ft.
  • Le Havre, France – 148 ft.
  • Lisbon, Portugal – 125 ft.
  • Aberdeen, UK (2006)
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Almeria, Spain
  • Folkestone, UK
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2003)
  • Keelung, Taiwan
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Veracruz, Mexico
  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Mombasa - Source: portsstrategy.com

Mombasa – Source: portsstrategy.com

Sources

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