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Encyclopedia > Kiev TV Tower
Up close view of the Kiev TV Tower.
Up close view of the Kiev TV Tower.
The upper part of the Kiev TV Tower.
The upper part of the Kiev TV Tower.

The Kiev TV Tower (Ukrainian: Телевізійна вежа, Televiziina vezha; Russian: Киевская телебашня, Kievskaya telebashnya) is a 385 meter high (1,263 feet) lattice steel tower built in 1973 in Kiev, Ukraine for radio and television broadcasting. It is the tallest free standing lattice steel construction in the world.[1] The tower is not open to the public. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 79 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 79 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 400 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photos taken by Tkachenko Vera in 2006 in Kyiv. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1224 × 1632 pixel, file size: 400 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photos taken by Tkachenko Vera in 2006 in Kyiv. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ...


Construction of the tower began in 1968 and finished in 1973. The entire structure weighs 2700 metric tons. It is made entirely of steel pipe of various diameters and thicknesses. It has a four legged base on which the central cylindrical core sits. The central pipe, or core, (where the elevator is located) is 4 meters in diameter and made of pipe that is 12 mm thick. The four legged base is approximately 100 meters tall. Atop the base is an enclosed level which houses microwave transmitting and receiving equipment. At about 200 meters is a second enclosed level that houses television and FM transmitters, as well as a control and maintenance shop. This second level is the elevator's terminus. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 103 kg (= 106 g). ... DIAMETER is an AAA protocol (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) succeeding its predecessor RADIUS. // The name is a pun on the RADIUS protocol, which is the predecessor (a diameter is twice the radius). ... A set of lifts in the lower level of a London Underground station. ... Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than those of terahertz (THz) frequencies, but relatively short for radio waves. ...


The tower is unique in that no mechanical fasteners are used in the structure.[1] Every joint, pipe and fixture is attached by welding. Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence. ...


The project of the tower was first designed for Moscow, at the time, the Soviet capital. However, Moscow authorities preferred a more "solid" type of tower which was eventually built (see Ostankino Tower.) Later, when Kiev needed its own tower, the forgotten project was reintroduced. However, the Soviet government ordered the engineers to shorten the tower, so as not to be as tall as the Moscow one. It was shortened by 30 meters.[citation needed] Vertical panorama of Ostankino Television Tower The Ostankino tower seen from the grounds at All-Russia Exhibition Centre. ...


See also

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. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Kiev TV Tower at Emporis Buildings database.

External links

  • Kiev Television Tower in the Structurae database
  • members.lycos.nl - Kiev Central Radio TV Tower
  • emporis.com - Kiev TV Tower

Coordinates: 50°28′16″N, 30°27′12″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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... While determining the worlds tallest structure has generally been straightforward, the definition of the worlds tallest building or the worlds tallest tower is less clear. ... The Alma-Ata Tower in the Kazakh capital Almaty was built between 1975 and 1983 and is one of the tallest free-standing towers in the world. ... The Azeri TV Tower, built in 1996 in Baku, Azerbaijan, has a pinnacle that reaches up to 310 m (1017 ft). ... The Belmont Transmitter is a television and radio mast, situated close to the village of Donington on Bain, near Market Rasen and Louth in Lincolnshire, England (Grid reference TF217837). ... Emley Moor is an area of moorland in Huddersfields village of Emley,in West Yorkshire, England (national grid reference: SE222128), and also the name of a supertall telecommunications & broadcasting station on the site. ... Europaturm The Europaturm (or European Tower) is a 337. ... The Berliner Fernsehturm seen from a distance. ... Gerbrandy tower, IJsselstein, NL The tower at Christmas The Gerbrandy Tower (Dutch: ) is a tower which was built in 1961 in the Netherlands. ... The Mumbai Television tower is, at 300m, the tallest structure in India, and is an open latticework structure. ... Vertical panorama of Ostankino Television Tower The Ostankino tower seen from the grounds at All-Russia Exhibition Centre. ... The Radio and TV Tower from below The Riga Radio and TV Tower (RÄ«gas radio un televÄ«zijas tornis) is the tallest structure in Riga, Latvia and Baltic states. ... Saint Petersburg TV Tower as seen from the Medikov street The Saint Petersburg TV Tower is a 310 metre high lattice steel tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia. ... Sumida Tower (すみだタワー Sumida-tawaa) is a proposed broadcasting tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. ... The TV Tower Yerevan is a 311. ... The WITI tower, situated at 43°0526. ... Zendstation Smilde is a tall free-standing structure, similar as Gerbrandy Tower, built for directional radio services and TV and FM-transmissions in 1959 in the Netherlands. ... The Millau Viaduct (French: ) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. ... Rogun Dam is a rock- and earth-filled dam across the Vakhsh River in southern Tajikistan. ... The Nurek (Norak) Dam is a large earthfill dam located at 38. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Yangtze River Crossing may refer to one of three overhead power lines crossing the Yangtze River, China. ... The Petronius Platform is a deepwater oil platform operated by ChevronTexaco and Marathon Oil in the Gulf of Mexico, 210 km Southeast of New Orleans. ... Baldpate Platform is a 579. ... Bullwinkle Platform is a 529. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Troll oil field. ... Gullfaks C is an offshore platform of Statoil at Block 34/10 in the North Sea. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Kiev TV Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (360 words)
The Kiev TV Tower is a 385 meter high lattice steel tower built in 1973 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The CN tower is the world's tallest free-standing structure, however it is made of concrete.
Construction of the tower began in 1968 and finished in 1973.
Vilnius TV Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (335 words)
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.
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