Guinness World Record
The first time I built a Guinness World Record like this, I was still in high school. My first record was 14 feet 6 inches tall, and this one, my newest, is almost exactly 25 feet tall. I’ve broken my own record many times—each time a little taller. How tall could I build? The sky’s the limit; I’m only limited by time and how high a ceiling I have. In fact, for this project, we removed some ceiling tiles in the event space so I could build up into the attic as high as it would go.
This particular Guinness Record, my newest World’s Tallest House of Cards at 25 feet, was built for the State Fair of Texas. In the composition, you can see that tallest tower itself, with many other buildings surrounding it. The tallest spire required more than 1,000 decks of cards to construct. That’s about 140 pounds of cards for one tower alone. A common question I get about this project is if the tower is a replica of some very tall building. The answer is that it is just a design I came up with, and that’s half the fun. A tower like this could be built in an endless array of designs.