Tallest human tower: Catalonian tower builders breaks world record (PICS & VIDEO)
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- The Castellers de Vilafranca team had built an eight-person high human tower
on a skysraper roof in Manhatten - setting the new world record for the Tallest human tower,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Tallest Human Tower. Photo: AFP (enlarge photo)
The 150-strong Castellers de Vilafranca team took about five minutes to get into position. The world record attempt was in honour of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center complex.
The Guinness world record for the tallest human tower consists of 6 people standing on top of each others shoulders and was performed by the Fuyong Acrobatic Arts Group of Bao An District (all China).
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the oldest touring circus in the world, set by the Circo Atayde, which opened on August 26 1888 in the Plaza de Toros, Mazatlán, Mexico, and has been run continuously by the Atayde family ever since.
The group showcased the traditional Catelonian pastime of human tower building as they attempted to construct the first eight-level human tower, or castell, ever assembled on a rooftop.