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Encyclopedia > Ostankino Tower
Vertical panorama of Ostankino Television Tower
Vertical panorama of Ostankino Television Tower
The Ostankino tower seen from the grounds at All-Russia Exhibition Centre.

Ostankino Tower (Russian: Останкинская телебашня) is a free-standing television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia. Standing 540 metres (1772 feet) in height and located at 55°49′11″N, 37°36′42″E, Ostankino was designed by Nikolai Nikitin. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 75 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (1551 × 12257 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 75 × 593 pixelsFull resolution (1551 × 12257 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x1024, 96 KB) Summary Ostankino Tower as viewed from the grounds of the All-Soviet Exhibition Centre. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x1024, 96 KB) Summary Ostankino Tower as viewed from the grounds of the All-Soviet Exhibition Centre. ... Exhibition grounds feature numerous fountains. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... The Motherland calls, 1967 Nikolai Vasilyevich Nikitin (Russian: ) (15 December 1907 - 3 March 1973) was a heavily awarded structural designer and construction engineer of the Soviet Union best known for his monumental structures. ... The World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) is an association of tall towers and skyscrapers from around the world. ...


The tower's construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1967. It held the record for the tallest free-standing structure in the world for one decade, until the CN Tower was built in Toronto, Canada (1976). In 2003, media reports claimed a new antenna had been installed, increasing the tower's height to 577 metres (1893 feet). However, the new antenna is the same height as the old. Plans for a newer, higher antenna have been considered, but funding has not yet been secured. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the CN Tower in Toronto. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Accidents

The tower on fire in August 2000.
The tower on fire in August 2000.

The tower caught fire on 27 August 2000, killing three people. In addition, television and radio signals were disrupted around Moscow. The fire broke out approximately 98 metres (321 feet) above the observation platform and the Seventh Heaven restaurant, necessitating an evacuation of all visitors and staff from those locations. According to Russian news agencies, the evacuation was complete 90 minutes after the start of the fire. Due to the age of the electronic equipment — much of it was installed in the 1960s — and infrequent maintenance, the loss sustained was substantial. The only television station not affected was the private NTV station, but the government decreed that state channels took priority, and as such, the RTR TV channel began transmitting to several Moscow districts. [1] Download high resolution version (800x697, 75 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (800x697, 75 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Russian NTV channel (НТВ in Cyrillic) was a pioneer in the post-Soviet independent television media. ...


On 1 July 2004, Austrian BASE jumper Christina Grubelnik struck the tower during her descent, receiving a concussion and losing consciousness. Her parachute snagged on a lower-level service platform and she was eventually rescued by Russian emergency services. [2] [3] The incident was filmed, and the footage occasionally appears on "caught-on-camera" type reality TV shows. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BASE jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump from fixed objects. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ...


On 25 May 2007, the tower once again caught fire. The BBC reported that this is not at this stage believed to be as serious as the 2000 fire and was isolated to a platform on the outside of the tower. All people inside the tower were evacuated and the fire was successfully extinguished, with no casualties.[4] is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ... 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. ... Torontos CN Tower is currently the tallest free-standing structure on land and has been for 30 years. ...

References

  1. ^ Dougherty, Jill, et al (28 August 2000). Fire rages in Moscow's giant TV tower. CNN.com
  2. ^ Article about the accident (in Dutch). radio.nl
  3. ^ AP Worldstream (July 1, 2004) Austrian parachutist injured, knocked unconscious in jump from Moscow TV tower. www.highbeam.com
  4. ^ Fire out at Moscow landmark tower. BBC News

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Ostankino Tower catches fire in Moscow
Preceded by
Empire State Building
World's tallest free-standing structure
540m (1772ft)

1967-1976
Succeeded by
CN Tower

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Ostankino Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (331 words)
Ostankino Tower is a free-standing television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia.
It held the record for the tallest free-standing structure in the world for one decade, until the CN Tower was built in Toronto, Canada.
The tower caught fire on 27 August 2000, disrupting television and radio signals to the 18 million people in and around Moscow.
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