PH sets world record for tallest tin can tower

Published December 6, 2020, 11:43 AM

by Gabriela Baron

The Philippines has set a Guinness World Record for the tallest tin can structure. 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD – The Philippines sets a Guinness World Record for the tallest tin can structure at 5.905 meters high, using 70,638 sardine cans.
(Photo from Guinness World Records / MANILA BULLETIN)

Guinness posted on Wednesday (Dec. 2) a video of the structure assembled by Mega Global Corporation at a warehouse in Valenzuela City on November 24.

The structure, which resembles a Christmas tree measures 5.905 meters (19 feet and 4.5 inches) high and was assembled using 70,638 sardine cans.

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian on Saturday (Dec. 5) said the sardines will be donated to Filipino families suffering from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The city of Valenzuela and myself, we are extremely proud to be the host of a Guinness World Record holder for having the highest tin can structure,” Gatchalian said in a video message.

“At ang pinakaimportante at ang mas kahanga-hanga pa, yung bawat sardinas na ginamit ng Mega Sardines sa pagtayo nitong Christmas tree, ibibigay nila sa Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Valenzuela para ipagkaloob natin sa iba’t ibang benepisyaryo dito sa ating lungsod na nangangailangan (And most importantly and even more impressive is that every sardine can used by Mega Sardines to build the Christmas tree will be given to the City Government of Valenzuela and donated to various beneficiaries in need here in our city),” he added.