FALCON HEAVY

COUNTRY
CITY
OWNER
FEET
METERS

USA
LOS ANGELES
SPACEX
230
70

Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.

Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.

Statue of Taweret

LOCATION
​OWNER
​FEET
​METERS

THE ISLAND
LOST
250
76

The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1 815 ft) concrete communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976. Its name „CN” originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.

The CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa. It is now the ninth tallest free-standing structure in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Lighthouse of Alexandria

COUNTRY
CITY
FEET
METERS

EGYPT
PHAROS, ALEXANDRIA​
450
137

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom, during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (280–247 BC). One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for many centuries it was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world.

The lighthouse was severely damaged by three earthquakes between AD 956 and 1323 and became an abandoned ruin. It was the third longest surviving ancient wonder (after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the extant Great Pyramid of Giza), surviving in part until 1480, when the last of its remnant stones were used to build the Citadel of Qaitbay on the site.

Avengers Tower

COUNTRY
CITY
OWNER
FEET
METERS

USA
NEW YORK
MARVEL​
1130
344

The tower formerly known as Stark Tower and Avengers Tower is a high-rise building complex located in Manhattan, New York City.

Constructed by Tony Stark, the tower was powered by an Arc Reactor that makes it capable of running itself for over a year. The top ten floors were originally all devoted to research and development.

Barad-dûr

LOCATION
OWNER
FEET
METERS

MORDOR
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
4482
1366

The Willis Tower is a 110-story, 1,450-foot (442.1 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years; it was the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for 41 years, until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it in 2014.

Willis Tower is considered a seminal achievement for architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. It is currently the second-tallest building in the United States and the Western hemisphere – and the 16th-tallest in the world. Each year, more than one million people visit its observation deck, the highest in the United States, making it one of Chicago’s most popular tourist destinations.

Mount Seler

COUNTRY
CITY
FEET
METERS

ARGENTINA/CHILE
MENDOZA
15092
4600

Mount Seler is a mountain located on the border between Argentina and Chile in the Andes mountain range. The mountain was first climbed by Nando Parrado, a survivor of a nearby plane crash, who made the ascent with the intent of finding civilization. This was also the mountain’s first winter ascent. At the summit, he used lipstick to write “Seler” on a plastic bag, which he stuffed under a rock. Nando named the mountain after his father Seler Parrado, who was his motivation to survive.

Fernando „Nando” Seler Parrado Dolgay (born 9 December 1949) is one of the sixteen Uruguayan survivors of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972. After spending two months trapped in the mountains with the other crash survivors, he, along with Roberto Canessa, climbed through the Andes mountains over a 10-day period to find help. His efforts, supported in various ways by the entire group, have been recognized through books and other media.

​Roberto Jorge Canessa Urta, M.D., (born 17 January 1953) is one of the 16 survivors of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972, and a Uruguayan political figure.