Coming from a civil engineering background, I had two questions after my first commitment to flagpole and flagpole manufacturing. The first question was about the height of the tallest flagpole anywhere in the world and its location, read this post here.
It is obvious that flagpoles higher than 200 feet will require support structures. This is to ensure safety and compliance with code regulations. Aluminum is the most widely used material for flagpoles measuring up to 80ft. Flagpoles with high elevations are more able to withstand heavy wind loads. Therefore, a flag tower may be built.
These towers were made by the North Koreans who lived in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (North Korea) many years before. This flagpole (or flagpole is what it’s sometimes called) was 525 feet high. It was used to fly the 300-kilo North Korean Flag.
North Koreans noticed that South Korean flagpole was now 330 feet taller than it was with a 300-pound Flag in “flagpole battle”, a brief but decisive war to the skies. The North Koreans overcame the South Koreans, and built their flag-tower of 525 feet.
The flag of North Korean will be brought down if it starts to pour. Water saturation makes the flag heavier. The stress levels increase when a heavier Flag is placed on top or near a flagpole, tower, tower, or other tower.
It is interesting to observe that many have rejected North Koreans and other claims that the flag pole was the highest in the whole world. Turkmenistan holds the Ashgabat Flagpole. It is the highest flagpole on the planet.
The Turkmenistan flagpole stands at 434+ foot in height. It is also taller that the Aqaba flagpole from Jordan (433.3 ft), which used to be the tallest flagpole on the planet. The pole’s high and prominent position makes it easily visible to other countries from miles away.