Knoxville was once home to the world’s tallest structure

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You may drive by it every day and not even notice the tall mast nestled between Knox County and Blaine.

The WBIR Tower, for a brief moment in history, laid claim to a worldwide feat.

“People my age grew up with the Guinness Book of World Records,” said Knoxville historian Jack Neely. “I was really surprised as a teenager looking through this and saying, gosh, the tallest structure in the world was here in Knoxville, WBIR tower.”


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