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  Vilnius TV Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vilnius TV Tower (Lithuanian: Vilniaus televizijos bokštas) is a 326.5 metre-high (1071 feet) building in the Karoliniškės microdistrict of Vilnius, Lithuania.
The construction of the tower started on May 31, 1974, and the tower was completed on December 30, 1980.
The TV tower played a major role in the events of January 13, 1991, when 14 unarmed civilians lost their lives and 700 were injured opposing the Soviet military seizure of the tower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vilnius_TV_Tower   (316 words)

 KVLY TV11 - Tower Facts
The steel tower is taller than the combined height of the Great Pyramid Khufu at Giza, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Washington Monument.
If a hunter at the base of the KVLY tower shot at a goose flying near the top with a.45 caliber pistol, he would have to lead the goose by more than the length of a football field, or approximately 335 feet.
The elevator cable used in construction of the tower is 7,870 feet.
www.kvlytv11.com /info/info_tower.html   (290 words)

 Welcome to Sapporo TV Tower!
Sapporo television tower is located in the center of Sapporo-shi, and all subway stations are collected, and a bus terminal is also very convenient for traffic access.
The observatory of " Sapporo television tower " built at the entrance of the beautiful Odori Park is an outstanding tourist facility where typical events in Sapporo which develops in each season like Sapporo snow festival, white illuminations, a lilac festival and Solon festival, flower bed contest and fireworks display can be enjoyed imminently.
The television tower is different from a building and it's possible to adopt 4 glazed elevators and enjoy a grand scenic change in north, south, east and west to 90 meters of observatory.
www.tv-tower.co.jp /index_e.html   (552 words)

 Guangzhou to build world's tallest TV tower
Construction of a television tower that is claimed to be the world's tallest TV tower is due to start in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province next month.
This landmark tower, which could be up to 600 metres high, is expected to be a new tourist attraction, competing with the 320-metre-high Eiffel Tower in Paris and the 468-metre-high Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower in Shanghai.
The tower is now the highest TV tower in Asia and the third in the world.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-11/14/content_391330.htm   (528 words)

 EIFFEL TOWER : Encyclopedia Entry
The Eiffel Tower (pronounced /'aifəl'taʊɚ/; French: La Tour Eiffel, pronounced /'tur,e'fel/) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris.
The Eiffel Tower is the highest structure in Paris, with the second-highest being the Tour Montparnasse.
The Eiffel Tower served as a billboard for Citroën from 1925 to 1934.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Eiffel_Tower   (2639 words)

The CN tower is the tallest free standing structure, however it is made of cement.
There are also a radio tower in the U.S. that is 2000 feet tall, but it is held in place by guy wires, which takes up a tremendous ammount of land.
UHF band TV, and new standard FM band (100-108mhz) transmitters are located on two transmitter floors at the 200 meter mark on the tower.
members.lycos.nl /rtvtower/towers1/kiev.html   (473 words)

 TACO Communications Bracketed TV Antenna Towers - Stallions Satellite and Antenna
TACO Communications towers are shipped complete with a universal house bracket, concrete base stubs, 1.5" x 8' 16-gauge mast, U-clamp assembly, and all necessary nuts, bolts, and washers, as well as illustrated instructions.
Since the tower is constucted of an open design and there aren't any enclosed members on the tower, water can't condensate inside the tower and rot it from the inside out like on tubular towers.
TACO Communications towers also have larger size hardware than other towers, greatly reducing the chances of wind shearing off the bolts and causing the tower to fail.
www.tvantenna.com /products/tvreception/mounting/towers/taco/dmxb/dmxbfeatures.html   (308 words)

 TV Tower, Tashkent
The TV Tower is the highest construction in the Central Asia.
The lattice styled tower trunk is supported by three inclined slips, which ensure the building's steadiness and give an impression of lightness.
At the heights of 100 metres and 220 metres the tower is girdled with 5 telecasting stations for 5 television Programmes, radio broadcasting station and a meteorological station.
www.advantour.com /uzbekistan/tashkent/tv_tower.htm   (151 words)

 The TV Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Varna TV retransmitting station was built on the Franga plateau to the north of the cityat an elevation of 301 m.
Thus the transmitter could emit a very strong signal to the whole of the city, as well as to its southern regions.The TV tower complex consists of a 6-floor building and a metal tower, on top of which the transmitting antennae are fixed.
The TV programme for the region of Varna is received on 9th channel.
varna.info.bg /english/tv_tower_en.htm   (455 words)

 Oriental Pearl TV Tower: Shanghai Travel, Shanghai Tours
Situated within the Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Pudong New Area, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with a giddy height of 468 meters, is the world's third tallest TV tower after the 553-meter CN Tower in Toronto and the 535-meter Moscow TV Tower.
The Oriental Pearl Tower consists of three big columns, which are 9 meters in diameter, the space module, the upper sphere, the lower sphere, five small spheres, tower base and the square.
The space city is in the lower spheroid of the Oriental Pearl Tower and the science fantasy city is in the base of the tower.
www.warriortours.com /cityguides/shanghai/tv_tower.htm   (540 words)

 TV Antenna Towers - Stallions Satellite and Antenna
Bracketed/guyed towers are the most popular type of antenna towers.
They are generally less expensive than self-supporting towers and some bracketed towers don't require concrete as the base of the tower.
Self-supporting towers are supported entirely from their concrete base.
www.tvantenna.com /products/tvreception/mounting/towers.html   (83 words)

 Tower Engineering Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The evaluation was required to verify the adequacy of the tower and guy wires to resist the loads imparted from existing equipment and existing tower loadings.
The WCBD-TV 1,887-foot three-sided guyed tower (1,989-foot including top-mounted TV antenna) was originally designed and furnished in 1986 in accordance with the EIA RS-222-C design standard for a design uniform wind pressure of 85 psf with no ice.
Additionally, we have extensive experience in evaluation of towers for the addition of DTV (or HDTV) antennas and are proud to have played a key role in the first commercial installation of a full-power DTV antenna in the northwest region of the United States.
www.tower-engineering.com /experience/index.html   (822 words)

 Zizkov TV tower - 19-10-2002 - Radio Prague
The TV tower is, at 216 metres, the tallest building in the city, and they say on a clear day it can be seen from a full 100 kilometres away.
Zizkov TV tower stands on the site of a former Jewish cemetery, and many people are under the impression that the cemetery was moved in order to make room for it.
The garish decor in the restaurant at Zizkov TV tower is one reason that many visitors assume the building is from the 1970s, and it has to be said that the restaurant's food is far from spectacular, although the view is breathtaking.
www.radio.cz /en/article/33525   (1351 words)

 TV Antenna Aiming - Stallions Satellite and Antenna
Since most TV stations have their studio in the middle of a city in a one or two story building, it isn't practical to locate their broadcasting antenna on top of their building since it simply isn't high enough to clear the nearby buildings.
This is why TV stations usually have their broadcasting towers a short distance away where these problems are significantly reduced if not eliminated.
The other main concern in placement of broadcast TV antennas is the asthetics of the tower or antennas.
www.tvantenna.com /support/tutorials/tvtransmitters.html   (818 words)

 MediaChannel.org - OP-ED | TV Towers
In Putin's Chechen war the TV tower in Grozny was recently a Russian target and so were the Baltic TV towers during the events that finally lead to the collapse of Communism.
In Tallin the armed forces stormed the TV tower and advanced slowly towards the top floor where Estonian TV personnel were barricaded with weapons and food for several days, devoted to defending their TV.
Finnish TV news correspondent Ulla-Maija Määttänen, who reported from the scene, told me that she was in phone contact with Estonian TV leaders during the whole drama.
www.mediachannel.org /views/oped/kaca.shtml   (2007 words)

 Radio masts and towers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the case of a mast radiator or radiating tower, the whole mast or tower is itself the transmitting antenna.
The Stuttgart TV tower was the first tower in the world to be built in reinforced concrete.
Such towers also have the added advantage of being able to be placed in national parks and other such protected places without being obtrusive, such as towers disguised as cacti in Coronado National Forest[3].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Radio_masts_and_towers   (1691 words)

 Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai, Regent Tour China
Anyone arriving in Shanghai at night from the airport for the first time is immediately taken with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower as it monopolizes an already amazing emerging skyline.
The tower is referred to by the Chinese as "two dragons playing with a pearl".
At the base of the tower is Pudong Park which was designed as a contrast to the massive commercial development of the Special Economic Zone of Pudong.
www.regenttour.com /chinaplanner/sha/sha-sights-pearl.htm   (198 words)

19 TV channels with a transmitting zone up to 120 kilometers with an increase in the number of transmitting channels planned for the future.
The tower is a very popular excursion destination for Muscovites and guests of the capital alike.
At one time, the Ostankino TV Tower was the highest construction in the world, a distinction it held for almost 10 years.
www.tvtower.ru /2_Razdel_TotalInfo/eng   (380 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Moscow examines gutted TV tower
There were conflicting reports about the stability of the tower, a famous Moscow landmark built in 1967 and hailed as a feat of Soviet engineering at the time.
The structure, rising to twice the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is listing slightly after the blaze.
The recent boom in communications meant that there was far more equipment in the tower than had been planned for when it was built.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/900765.stm   (619 words)

 Belgrade - The TV Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The TV Tower on Mt. Avala - the exquisite Belgrade picnic area, was built in 1965.
Though the basic form of television tower always depends on precise functional determinants, the Belgrade TV Tower represents a singular work, equally praiseworthy regarding its architectural and structural concepts.
The Belgrade TV Tower is not only an important work of architecture, but also an excellent work of Yugoslavia's civil engineering.
www.yuheritage.com /bgtoranj.htm   (179 words)

 Times Sq. TV tower signs WABC-TV Real Estate Weekly - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The four master TV antennas and one master FM radio antenna were designed to accommodate all of the over-the-air TV & FM broadcasters in the Tri-state market in both analogue and digital formats.
The fact that a 200-foot tower was originally designed as part of the building, was instrumental in allowing the building owners to develop the 400-feet-high tower atop a fully occupied office building in a six-month time frame.
The tower was erected over the summer and final transmission lines and antennae were in place by October.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3601/is_14_50/ai_111166877   (668 words)

 BBC News | EUROPE | Moscow's TV tower saved
Some Muscovites are installing satellite TV The Russian authorities say the fire-ravaged Ostankino television tower in Moscow is stable enough to be restored.
The intensity of the fire had led to fears that part of the giant structure might collapse, or have to be dismantled.
A temporary transmitter is being set up on the tower at a height of 147 metres and should begin transmissions of state channel RTR by Wednesday evening.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/901923.stm   (552 words)

 Walks through Berlin / Senate Department of Urban Development Berlin / TV Tower
The TV Tower next to Alexanderplatz has become a symbol of the city of Berlin.
Designed by Hermann Henselmann and built between 1965 and 1969, the tower is 368 metres tall and houses a revolving café, telecommunication installations and a viewing platform.
The actual tower entrance is situated on the first floor of a hexagonal hall at the base of the tower.
stadtentwicklung.berlin.de /bauen/wanderungen/en/s1_fernsehturm.shtml   (164 words)

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The crew used a vertically-climbing crane mounted on the already constructed portion of the tower to lift each new section of the tower, and finally, the two-section antenna onto the top of the tower.
The design called for a three-legged tower, and as each new section was lifted, it was positioned and bolted onto the previous tower sections, one piece at a time.
During the construction of a major TV tower/antenna, a television station video crew was filming the construction.
ethics.tamu.edu /ethics/tvtower/tv3.htm   (6287 words)

 Fernsehturm (TV Tower)- Berlin, Germany - VirtualTourist.com
This product of the old DDR towered over their western counterparts, with the only blemish on its prideful socialist status being the golden cross it cast over the city when the sun reflected on it, a slightly embarrassing marker for an officially atheist state.
The TV tower, known as the Fernsehturm or the Tele-spargel (toothpick) is one of the largest structures in Europe.
The TV Tower was built from 1965-69 by the East German government, defying West German with its dizzying height.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Germany/Land_Berlin/Berlin-75302/Things_To_Do-Berlin-Fernsehturm_TV_Tower-BR-1.html   (1454 words)

 Workers Identified; TV Tower Falls On Rise - News
OAKLAND, Iowa -- The TV tower workers who fell to their deaths on Wednesday were identified as Leo John Deters, 57, Jason M. Galles, 27, and Jon R. McWilliams, 19, all of Des Moines.
Experts said that despite the obvious dangers, working on towers is less dangerous than painters who climb 30-foot ladders if workers follow all the rules.
Tower experts said it would take significant equipment failure or worker error to cause the three men to fall like they did.
www.ketv.com /news/9303930/detail.html   (505 words)

 USATODAY.com - TV antenna would tower over NYC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The tower, which would replace the antenna lost when the Trade Center collapsed, would inescapably be part of the New York City skyline.
The television tower would soar nearly 300 feet taller than the tip of the antenna that was on top the World Trade Center.
Eleven TV stations used the antenna that was atop the Trade Center's north tower, which reached 1,728 feet.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2002-10-17-tvtower_x.htm   (761 words)

 Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is 468 meters high, and it is as much a symbol in Shanghai as it is a spectacular structure.
The lower sphere, at 50 meters in diameter, is a self-contained amusement park, with attractions and rides such as a trip through the universe, a tour through space, a time tunnel, and an observation corridor.
The Oriental Pearl Tower has already become one of the symbolic buildings in Shanghai, which satisfies every need of visitors and patrons, including tourism, dining, shopping, entertainment, boarding and Audio and Video Broadcasting.
www.sfu.ca /geog351fall03/groups-webpages/gp6/Shanghai/html/tower.html   (252 words)

 News : Two Killed in TV Tower Collapse
HEMINGFORD, Neb. (AP) — A 1,965-foot-high TV tower collapsed, killing two workers who were trying to strengthen the structure, which had been taller than the Empire State Building.
The three others had been hired to strengthen the tower so it could be equipped for high-definition television transmission, according to the owner, Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises of Rapid City, S.D. ``I happened to glance up and saw the tower toppling over.
The tower, about 20 miles northwest of Alliance, had been the tallest structure in Nebraska and one of the world's highest.
www.dropzone.com /news/TwoKilledinTVTowerCollap.shtml   (452 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
China's Central Radio and TV Tower is located on Xisanhuan Street in Beijing, close to the 15.4-hectare Yuyuantan Park.
The Central Radio and TV Tower is a modern structure with a distinctive style unique in the country.
The base of the tower accommodates a video and exhibition hall open to the public, as well as a conference room, video games room, a circular movie theatre, a health and entertainment centre along with restaurants and souvenir shops.
www.great-towers.com /eng/towers/bejinghtml.htm   (236 words)

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