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Moscow from up high. Ostankino Tower

Moscow’s Ostankino TV and BC Tower is the eight tallest tower in the world. It reaches 540 meters (1771 feet) high and is included on the list of World Federation of Great Towers. A spellbinding view awaits you here, a panorama of Russia’s capital from 337 meters (1105 feet) above the ground, as well as an open-air observation deck.
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Moscow’s Ostankino TV and BC Tower is the eight tallest tower in the world. It reaches 540 meters (1771 feet) high and is included on the list of World Federation of Great Towers. A spellbinding view awaits you here, a panorama of Russia’s capital from 337 meters (1105 feet) above the ground, as well as an open-air observation deck.
The total cost of the tower’s construction was $65 million. It has a structural weight of over 55,000 tons.

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The total cost of the tower’s construction was $65 million. It has a structural weight of over 55,000 tons.
At the end of 1936, the government of the Soviet Union made the decision to construct a special television tower in Moscow. It’s difficult to determine the exact date of television’s launch in the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, October 1, 1931, is considered to be the birth of domestic television in Russia.

Kokoshkin Konstantin

At the end of 1936, the government of the Soviet Union made the decision to construct a special television tower in Moscow. It’s difficult to determine the exact date of television’s launch in the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, October 1, 1931, is considered to be the birth of domestic television in Russia.
After blueprints for the tower were created and a building site was selected, construction began on the 520-meter (1706-foot) tower. Its height was later increased to its current height of 540 meters due to new equipment and antennas. Construction last 4 years. Over 40 engineering and scientific institutions and dozens of construction organizations took part in building Ostankino Tower.

Kokoshkin Konstantin

After blueprints for the tower were created and a building site was selected, construction began on the 520-meter (1706-foot) tower. Its height was later increased to its current height of 540 meters due to new equipment and antennas. Construction last 4 years. Over 40 engineering and scientific institutions and dozens of construction organizations took part in building Ostankino Tower.
Construction on the tower was completed in 1967. Gradually, equipment for radio and television broadcasting, communications, security service items, and a meteorological complex began to appear on the tower.

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Construction on the tower was completed in 1967. Gradually, equipment for radio and television broadcasting, communications, security service items, and a meteorological complex began to appear on the tower.
The television tower’s service team actively participated in preparing for and hosting the 1980s Olympics in Moscow. In order to broadcast Olympic events, the tower was additionally equipped with 8 television transmitters and the international TV news station CNN’s receiving and transmission system.

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The television tower’s service team actively participated in preparing for and hosting the 1980s Olympics in Moscow. In order to broadcast Olympic events, the tower was additionally equipped with 8 television transmitters and the international TV news station CNN’s receiving and transmission system.
10 million people have visited the tower over its 47 years of existence. The tower features a unique glass floor on its observation deck.

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10 million people have visited the tower over its 47 years of existence. The tower features a unique glass floor on its observation deck.
A serious fire took place on the fire in 2000, which resulted in three floors being burned. After repairs and reconstruction, the television tower reopened in 2008.

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A serious fire took place on the fire in 2000, which resulted in three floors being burned. After repairs and reconstruction, the television tower reopened in 2008.
The Ostankino Tower is a highly noticeable building in a city that has virtually no skyscrapers.

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The Ostankino Tower is a highly noticeable building in a city that has virtually no skyscrapers.
The tower goes 3.5 meters (11 feet) underground.

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The tower goes 3.5 meters (11 feet) underground.
Visitors can use one of five express elevators or take the one thousand seven hundred steps to go up 337 meters. Observation deck visitors get to their destination in 58 seconds.

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Visitors can use one of five express elevators or take the one thousand seven hundred steps to go up 337 meters. Observation deck visitors get to their destination in 58 seconds.
January 22, 2014
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