daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old November 7th, 2005, 04:10 PM   #1
Obelixx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,890
Likes (Received): 83

World's tallest chimney

GRES-2 Power Station at Ekibastusz, Kazachstan, has the world's tallest chimney. It was built in 1987 and is 419.7 metre tall.

At GRES-2 Power Station also the largest powerline in the world, the 1150kV powerline to Kokshetau starts ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerli...stuz-Kokshetau )


Power Station Ekibastusz. The left chimney is the tallest chimney in the world!

Further information
http://en.structurae.de/structures/d...fm?ID=s0018365
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Station_Ekibastusz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney..._Power_Station
Obelixx no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old November 7th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #2
Forza Raalte
Registered User
 
Forza Raalte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Raalte
Posts: 7,209
Likes (Received): 2

It doesn't look that tall.
Forza Raalte no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2005, 04:30 PM   #3
richardsonhomebuyers
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 379
Likes (Received): 1

Yeah unless that thing is way behind that smaller building and those power wires it sure doesn't look to big.
richardsonhomebuyers no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2005, 04:58 PM   #4
Obelixx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,890
Likes (Received): 83

The height of the building of the power station may be 60 metres. When you compare this to the height of the chimney, than its height may be surely 419.7 metres. Interestingly the height of tall structures as chimneys, radio masts, TV towers is often estimated too small by most people.
Obelixx no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #5
Cosa dire cosa fare
 
ャ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Boom
Posts: 3,439
Likes (Received): 77

Yeah the building is a bit far from the road I think. How tall is the other chimney?
ャ no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #6
-Corey-
Je suis tout vous
 
-Corey-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 16,222
Likes (Received): 5224

that chimntey is ugly
__________________

๏̯͡๏๏̯͡๏
-Corey- no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu