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Alpha Feb 22, 2007 5:28 PM

Unequal tower twins
Which unequal tower twins do you know?
Here are some examples
Schwerin-Zippendorf, Schwerin, Germany, 136 metre TV tower ( ) and 273 metre tall guyed mast ( )
Brudaremossen Transmitter, Brudaremossen near Gothemburg, Sweden, 173 metre partial guyed tower ( ) and 331 metre tall guyed mast ( )
Marnach transmitter ( night antenna), Marnach, Luxemburg, 65 metre lattice tower ( ) and 60 metre tall guyed mast radiator ( )
Jemiolow transmitter, Jemiolow, Poland, 314 metre guyed mast ( ) close to concrete tower
Balashikha transmitter, Balashikha, Russia, 460 metre guyed mast ( ) close to lattice tower
Directional Radio Facility Berlin-Frohnau, Berlin, Germany, 358.5 metre tall guyed mast ( ) close to 117 metre tall lattice tower ( )
Brocken transmitter, Brocken mountain, Germany, highrise like tower ( ) close to 123 metre tall steel tube tower ( )
Grosser Inselsberg, Inselsberg mountain, Germany, highrise like tower ( ) close to 126 metre tall steel tube tower ( )
Baku, Azerbaijan, 310 metre tall concrete tower ( ) close to lattice tower

Post pictures of further unequal tower twins

Navin Feb 22, 2007 7:16 PM


Originally Posted by Alpha (Post 2646030)
Which unequal tower twins do you know?

Your examples are all antenna towers, so I'm not sure if this meets your request.

I work in this unequal tower twin...
I'm posting this from within the taller one right now!

And these two are right across the street...

mhays Feb 22, 2007 7:27 PM

Seattle's Westin Hotel. Two cylinders. First tower 40-stories, 1960 or so. Second tower 44 stories, 1982. Love 'em. Maybe someone will post a photo.

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, with its second span currently under construction, is another example. Two large suspension bridges. The old one was built soon after the original "galloping gertie" fell in high wind.

Xelebes Feb 22, 2007 8:33 PM

Icon Towers in Edmonton. Icon I = 30 stories, Icon II = 35 stories.

Trying to think of any others in this city.

PhillyRising Feb 22, 2007 8:41 PM

One Liberty and Two Liberty in Philadelphia.....

vid Feb 22, 2007 8:54 PM

Kinda hard to see them; They're owned by the local media conglomofuck to send the signals of their TV and Radio stations in their lovely state imposed monopoly. :) The one on the left is 300m and painted white/aviation orange, the one on the right is 366m and bare steel until about 310m, where an extension is painted white/aviation orange.

And then in Calgary..

Well, everything has a twin in that picture.

phillyskyline Feb 22, 2007 9:57 PM

Here's a pic of Liberty I & Liberty II

Distill3d Feb 22, 2007 11:13 PM


Originally Posted by vid (Post 2646420)
And then in Calgary..

Well, everything has a twin in that picture.

thats cause we're too damn cheep to build super talls instead of twins. :haha:

alps Feb 22, 2007 11:18 PM

Purdy's Wharf:

LMich Feb 22, 2007 11:30 PM

Alpha, almost none of the structures you posted could be considered "twins". They are simply antenna complexes with different structures serving different purposes.

john_mclark Feb 22, 2007 11:33 PM

the emirates ofice and emirates hotel in dubai

BTinSF Feb 23, 2007 12:15 AM

Unequal towers are all the rage in new San Francisco condo buildings. here are the two examples under constuction now but more are planned:

Actually, we expect to soon have unequal tower twin twins:

LMich Feb 23, 2007 12:39 AM

San Fran has another notorious group of twins, or whatever you want to call the number, in the Embarcedero Center:
Thomas Hawk -
SeenyaRita -

(Outlined in the right in lights)
Thomas Hawk -

BTinSF Feb 23, 2007 1:40 AM

Might as well give Oakland a shout out too:

Oakland Federal Building

And there's the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in SF which is sort of a twin sprouts from a single tower:

Aleks Feb 23, 2007 2:34 AM

heres a picture of the westin towers mhays

Alpha Feb 23, 2007 1:43 PM

The twins of Oakland Federal Building look identic. Are they not of the same construction type?

MolsonExport Feb 23, 2007 2:37 PM

The unlovely Genex complex in Belgrade:

Goody Feb 24, 2007 7:42 PM

Calgary is all twins. WTF

mhays Feb 24, 2007 8:35 PM


Originally Posted by Aleks0o01 (Post 2647089)
heres a picture of the westin towers mhays

Thanks! Gotta love 'em. And, this being SSP, I should point out that we're busy crowding these with other towers!

Arriviste Feb 25, 2007 1:05 AM


Originally Posted by Goody (Post 2649918)
Calgary is all twins. WTF

Our resource based economy has a hand in that. Developers build in phases around these parts due to the volitility of the Oil and Gas industry. They need to minimize the risk against the instability of oil prices.

Edit: Here are two more talls of unequal height from Calgary.
Western CDN Place

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