The 5 Tallest Chimneys In The World

Here at Above All Chimney & Masonry, we pride ourselves on living UP to our name. Above All Chimney has many meanings:



Our 30+ years of expertise means that you never have to do the dirty work yourself. When it comes to quality and knowledge, we are Above All of our competition. However, there are some stacks much larger than the ones we’ve serviced. When it comes to pure size, there are many worldwide chimney treasures that tower over us.

Here is a list of the five tallest stacks on Planet Earth:


5.) The Chimney of Berezovskaya GRES – 1,214 feet tall:   
Located near Sharypovo, Russia, this modern marvel was constructed back in 1985. The chimney (as seen to the right) is part of a coal-fired power plant.


4.) Kennecott Smokestack – 1,215 feet tall:   This massive smoke-spewer is the tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi. Located near the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Garfield Smelter Stack disperses exhaust gases from Kennecott Utah Copper LLC’s facility. This smokestack was built in 1974.


3.) Homer City Generating Station (4th Chimney) – 1,217 feet tall:   This towering chimney was constructed in 1977 in Homer City, Pennsylvania. Although it isn’t too outside the Above All Chimney & Masonry service area, it may be a little too large of a job for us. This coal-burning station is majority-owned by General Electric and operated by NRG Energy.


2.) Inco Superstack – 1,247 feet tall: The tallest chimney in the Western Hemisphere is located in Sudbury, Ontario. Our Canadian neighbors from the north built this structure in 1971 at Inco’s Copper Cliff processing facility. Although we do not cover Canada, we do service Bucks, Philadelphia, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania (and some of Jersey, too!)

1.) GRES-2 Power Station Chimney in Ekibastuz – 1,377 feet tall:   HOLY SMOKES! The tallest chimney in the world… EVER. Let’s take a moment of silence to appreciate this work of art (pictured below.) This Kazakhstani chimney was built in 1987 and is referred to as “the Cigarette Lighter” by locals. About 75% of the energy produced at this goal-fueled power generating station is exported to Russia.

After reading the above list, your home or business’ chimney doesn’t seem like such a tall task, eh? Especially for us. We’ve seen it all. We are the premier chimney sweeps in Bucks County, PA, and all of the towns around. Size doesn’t matter. Give us a call and we will give you an estimate to show you if/how we can help.

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