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Blanchard, North Dakota: World's 2nd Tallest Manmade Structure

The KVLY-TV broadcast mast, 2,063 feet high, has reigned unchallenged since 1991.

Hwy. 200/18, Blanchard, ND
From exit 100 on I-29, follow State Route 200 to about three miles west of Blanchard, North Dakota.
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Blanchard, North Dakota - A Towering Shadow Across The Prairie
World's 2nd Tallest Manmade Structure: In a state where almost everything is flat, the KVLY-TV tower in Blanchard, North Dakota, is an exceptional anomaly. Not only is it vertical, it's more vertical than any other man-made thing on the planet. [01/07/2010] Complete Story...

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World's Tallest Manmade Structure

World's Tallest Manmade Structure

Three miles west of Blanchard, North Dakota, stands the world's tallest manmade structure, the KVLY TV mast. At 2,063 feet, it's pretty darned tall. Interestingly, the FAA has since imposed a 2,063-foot limit on structures, so no new mast will ever be higher than this one, at least in the U.S. We visited this impressive edifice on the anniversary of a significant day in its history -- August 8, 2006. This was the 15th anniversary of the collapse of the Warszawa Radio Mast in Konstantynow, Poland, formerly the world's tallest structure made by humans. When the Warszawa mast failed in 1991, the KVLY mast was catapulted into first place.

[Mark Newlon, 09/04/2006]

The KVLY-TV tower was surpassed in altitude in 2009, by the 2717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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