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Ostankino TV Tower, Moscow: 11 reviews and 18 photos
The construction of the tower lasted for 4 years. More then 40 design and research institutes, tens of construction organizations, nonstandard equipment manufacturing plants of different ministries and offices of the country have participated in it's creation.
November 5, 1967, on the eve of 50th anniversary of a Great October socialist revolution, the Act of State Commission was signed about the commissioning of the first part of tower construction. The Ostankino tower started the transmission of four TV- and three radio broadcasting programs.
The construction of the tower prolonged till December 26, 1968 until the Act of State Commission was signed, about the commissioning of the second part of tower construction.
In August 2000, a short circuit caused a devastating fire, killing three and impairing federal TV stations broadcasting for several days. It has destroyed the most inner part of the tower.
The tower is under reconstruction and closed for visitors.
The tower is about 560 m high. Its weight is 51,400 tons.
Address: ul. Koroleva, metro: VDNKh
Directions: metro VDNH
Phone: +7 495 926-61-11
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