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Omega Tower

Identification

Omega Tower
102887

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Structure in General

mast (wired)
demolished [destroyed]

Usages

radio transmission

Facts

  • The tower was demolished at exactly 5:40 pm, June 23, 1998.
  • The tallest steel structure ever to be demolished with explosives.
  • The antenna tower and accessories weighed 310 tons and sat on a ceramic base insulator that supported a total of 1,750,000 lbs., including both the tower weight and downward guy forces.
  • insulated against ground, used for transmitting signals of OMEGA navigation system. After the shut-down of OMEGA navigation system on September 30th, 1997, the mast was demolished with explosives on June 23, 1998. The mast weighed 310 tons.

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Location

Trelew
Chubut
Argentina

Technical Data

1,200.79 ft
1,200.79 ft
1,200.79 ft
1973
1976
1998

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