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Ostankino Tower

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Identification

Ostankino Tower
111722

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Structure in General

telecommunications tower
existing [completed]

Usages

radio transmission tv transmission

Facts

  • The famous "Seventh Heaven" restaurant, at the height of 334 meters, has been closed since the 2000 fire.
  • Ostankino TV & BC Tower transmits the signals of 11 television stations, 12 radio-broadcasting stations and 17 satellite TV programs.
  • In 2004 a monorail station opened nearby giving people working at the TV centre transit to the metro system.
  • In 2005 a new elevator was installed with a capacity of 13 people and a speed of 7 m/s.
  • Ostankino Tower contains 3544 stairs.
  • On March 25th 2005 the first elevator was tested and put into service after the fire in August 2000.
  • In 1994 TV Ostankino wanted to increase the transmission capacity of the tower to 40 channels. Increasing the height of the tower to 1,845 ft (561 m) was not possible because of a lack of financing.
  • World's tallest self-supporting structure from 1967 to 1975: Surpassed by the CN Tower.
  • The elevator goes to a height of 347 meters in 56 seconds.
  • Has a public observatory and attracts 0.2 million people per year.
  • The tower was modernised and strengtned after the fire that took place in 2000, work was completed before 2004.
  • In August 2000 a fire in the top of the tower seriously damaged its structure and the local authorities were even considering to demolish it as security measure.
  • The structural weight is over 55,000 tons.
  • The Ostankino Tower is member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

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Location

Akademika Korolyova Street 15
Ak. Korolyova Street 15
127427
Ostankinsky
Northeast
Moscow
City of Moscow
Russia

Technical Data

1,771.65 ft
1,771.65 ft
1,105.64 ft
1963
1967
2004
2

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Observation floor is available
  • Revolving floor is present
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