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Beijing's CCTV Tower

The China Central Television (CCTV) Tower is the tallest structure in Beijing, China. It has an observation deck at 238m, and the tip of its antenna reaches a height of 405m. It provides panoramic views over the city from its restaurant and observation deck. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. Beijings CCTV Tower, the tallest building in the city. ... Beijings CCTV Tower, the tallest building in the city. ... Peking redirects here. ... The World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) is an association of tall towers and skyscrapers from around the world. ...


The tower was built in 1992, and contains broadcasting equipment for China Central Television. It is located in Beijing's Haidian District, near to the Gongzhufen metro station and Yuyuantan Park. It was set to be superseded by a new headquarters in Chaoyang District, designed by Rem Koolhaas, but construction of the new building was recently halted due to public dissatisfaction over spiralling costs. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... China Central Television or Chinese Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV (simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the major television broadcaster in Mainland China. ... Haidian District (Simplified Chinese: 海淀区 (officially), 海甸区 (alternatively), Hanyu Pinyin: Hǎidiàn Qū) is a district of the municipality of Beijing. ... Beijings Chaoyang district (Simplified Chinese: 朝阳区; Hanyu Pinyin: Cháoyáng Qū) is home to a good part of Beijings diplomatic quarters, with many embassies located in the area. ... Remment Koolhaas, IPA: , (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, USA. Koolhaas first studied scriptwriting at the Dutch Film Academy, and was then a journalist for...


A race to the top of the tower is held annually, with two laps of the base followed by a climb of the 1484 steps leading up to the observation deck.


See also

CCTV headquarters in Beijings Chaoyang district nearing completion (April 2008) Headquarters under construction (August 2007) The CCTV Headquarters is a skyscraper that is currently under construction in Beijing, China. ... The following fall under the definition of a tower which is a tall man-made structure, always taller than it is wide, and usually much higher. ...

External links

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  • Central Radio & TV Tower in the Structurae database

Coordinates: 39°55′5″N, 116°18′1″E Structurae is an on-line database containing works of structural and civil engineering of all kinds such as Bridges, High-rise buildings, towers, dams, etc. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Depending on the mountainous or valley character of the area, the tower ensures stable broadcast of TV programs on the radius from 35 to 60 kilometers, however, those signals are transmitted over the entire country by means of dozens of retransmitting stations.
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