What makes a Chimney a Chimney? There are many kinds of Chimney from manor homes to industrial facilities that could be classed as tall, but these ten you are about to see are mostly part of a thermal vent that is often attached to coal-fired power stations. While that might sound a little boring it is their height that will amaze you…
The Top 10 Tallest Chimneys in the World
10 – Lead Smelter Chimney of American Smelting and Refining Co, El Paso, Texas, USA (Approximate Height: 600 ft)
In 1951 this was a tall beast that rose from the ground to the sky. But just 3 years later it was reduced in size and then finally demolished in 2013
9 – Lead Smelter Chimney of American Smelting and Refining Co, Selby, California, USA (Approximate Height: 606 ft)
Being built in 1937 means this lead chimney was never going to still be going. It was demolished on 1972 so it did have a long life.
8 – INCO Copper Cliff Nickel Refinery Stack, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Approximate Height: 637 ft)
While it was built in 1954 this chimney is still going strong today. Shorter than it originally was, but still going!
7 – Chimney of Schilling Power Station, Stade, Germany (Approximate Height: 722 ft)
It lived from 1962 all the way till 2006 and was a brick beast that was often seen as a monument to industrial success.
6 – Chimney of Kashira Power Plant, Kashira, Russia (Approximate Height: 820 ft)
When it was built in 1966 is stood at a very proud 820 ft tall. But less than a year later it was sadly lowered.
5 – Chimney of American Smelting and Refining Co, El Paso, Texas, USA (Approximate Height: 828 ft)
Built in 1967 it was also made shorter in the same year! But it was also demolished in 2006. Such a shame as it was a beast.
4 – Chimney of Lippendorf Power Station, Neukieritzsch, Germany (Approximate Height: 984 ft)
This tall stacker was built way back in 1967 but was sadly demolished in 2005 in an epic falling demolition style.
3 – Chimney of Mitchell Power Plant, Moundsville, West Virginia, USA (Approximate Height: 1206 ft)
This is sadly yet another chimney that has been made shorter over the years. But when it was first built in 1968 it was a monstrous 1206 ft.
2 – Inco Superstack, Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada (Approximate Height: 1247 ft)
This giant chimney was built way back in 1971, but sadly it was made shorter in 1987. But 1247 ft was it’s peeking.
1 – GRES-2 Power Station, Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan (Approximate Height: 1377 ft)
Built in 1987 it took less than a single year to build and is still standing today.