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Encyclopedia > Tallinn TV Tower
Tallinn TV Tower, looking up at the top.
Tallinn TV Tower, looking up at the top.

The Tallinn TV Tower (Tallinna teletorn) is a free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event (see Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics). It is located near Pirita, six kilometres north-east of the Tallinn centre. The tower has a specification height of 314 metres (1030.2 ft), some sources state 312.6 metres (1026.6 ft). The building is administered by the public company Levira (formerly Estonian Broadcasting Transmission Center Ltd) and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. Image File history File linksMetadata Tallinn_tv_tower. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Tallinn_tv_tower. ... In architecture, a deck is a constructed flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor but typically constructed outdoors and usually (though not always) connected to a building. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... The main building at the venue Sailing (also called yachting) at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by six events. ... Pirita is the one of 8 administrative districts of Tallinn (capital of Estonia). ... County Harju County Mayor Jüri Ratas Area 159. ... The World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) is an association of tall towers and skyscrapers from around the world. ...


The tower was designed by architects David Baziladze and Juri Sinis. The cornerstone was laid in September 30, 1975, and the building was inaugurated in July 11, 1980 (the first actual transmission took place in 1979, though). The tower body is constructed of reinforced concrete rings 50 centimetres thick, weighing a total of 17,000 metric tons, with total weight being approximately 20,000 tons. The tower survived a fire during the construction stage. is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Reinforced concrete at Sainte Jeanne dArc Church (Nice, France): architect Jacques Dror, 1926–1933 Reinforced concrete, also called ferroconcrete in some countries, is concrete in which reinforcement bars (rebars) or fibers have been incorporated to strengthen a material that would otherwise be brittle. ... 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). ...


The observation deck on the 21st floor, which was originally designed to have a rotating section, is located 170 metres above ground, and has a diameter of 38 metres. It's open to visitors (tickets 60 Estonian kroon in 2007) and, besides stairs, it can be accessed by two elevators. Vilnius TV Tower, which has a similar architectural design, features a rotating observation deck 165 metres above ground. The Kroon is the official currency of Estonia. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Elevator surfing. ... The Vilnius TV Tower (Vilniaus televizijos bokštas) is a 326. ...


Local guide books advertise the spectacular views across Tallinn, extending over the Gulf of Finland to Finland on clear days. It's described as having a 1980s Soviet feel and there's a restaurant on the observation floor. At the base of the tower, there remain some bullet holes dating from an attempted Soviet takeover in 1991. The Baltic Sea The Gulf of Finland is an arm of the Baltic Sea that extends between Finland (to the north) and Estonia (to the south) all the way to the city of Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... During the Soviet Coup of 1991, also known as the August Putsch, Vodka Putsch or August Coup, a group of hardliners within the Soviet Communist party briefly deposed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and attempted to take control of the country. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


There is also the widespread story of a handful of radio operators who, in 1991, were willing to lose their lives to protect the free media of the reborn Republic of Estonia. They placed a matchbox between the elevator's door and frame in such a manner that the elevator wouldn't work - this forced the Soviet troops to climb every one of the approx. 1000 steps up into the tower. The operators also had the oxygen-removing fire-fighting system at their disposal. However, it is not known if the system was operational or if it was a bluff. This story is well-known in Estonia; it is also part of the movie 1991. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... // Pre-history Chudes (proto-Estonians) and other Finnic tribes. ...


See also

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External links

  • Homepage of Tallinn TV Tower
  • Levira homepage
  • Tallinn TV Tower in the Structurae database
  • World Federation of Great Towers: Tallinn TV Tower

Coordinates: 59°28′16.34″N, 24°53′15″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. ... Unbuilt supertall skyscraper, The Illinois Supertall is a term that refers to a skyscraper exceeding 1000 feet or 300 meters. ... Milad Tower under construction, as of June 22nd, 2005. ... Beijings CCTV Tower The China Central Television TV (CCTV) Tower is the tallest structure in Beijing, China. ... The CN Tower, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the worlds tallest freestanding structure on land, standing 553. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ... The Berliner Fernsehturm seen from a distance. ... Located in the city of Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower [1] will be the tallest free standing structure after its completion in 2009, provided the Burj Dubai does not open first. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For the North Korean TV channel, see Korean Central Television KCTV is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Kansas City metropolitan area. ... The Kuala Lumpur Tower (officially known as Menara Kuala Lumpur; referred later as KL Tower) is a tall tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was built in 1995. ... The KXJB-TV mast is a television transmitting tower in North Dakota, and at 2060 ft (628 m) it is the second-tallest artificial structure in the world, shorter by 3 ft (1 m) than the KVLY-TV mast which stands a few miles or kilometers away. ... KVLY-TV mast seen close-up The KVLY-TV mast (formerly the KTHI-TV mast) is a television transmitting tower in North Dakota, USA, used by Fargo station KVLY channel 11. ... At 372 m, the Liberation Tower (seen in background) is the worlds 21st tallest free-standing structure, by pinnacle height. ... Macau Tower, Macau The observation deck, viewed from underneath A fountain in the shape of a lotus, the representative flower of Macau, outside the Macau Tower Macau Tower, also known as Macau Sky Tower, is a tower located in Macau, a Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of... The Oriental Pearl Tower (东方明珠塔, pinyin: Dōngfāng MíngzhÅ«tÇŽ) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. ... 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. ... Looking up at the Sky Tower / Sky Tower lit up at night. ... The Stratosphere Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, owned by American Casino & Entertainment Properties which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Real Estate Partners. ... Sydney Tower (also known as the AMP Tower, AMP Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint) is Sydneys tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia (with the Q1 building on the Gold Coast being the tallest). ... The TV Tower of Tashkent is a 375 meter high tower, located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. ... The Tianjin Radio and Television Tower is a 415. ... Tokyo Tower ) is a tower in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( ). It is 332. ... Downtown San Antonio features the historic San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower Life Building and the Tower of The Americas. ... The Torrena is a 336. ... The Vilnius TV Tower (Vilniaus televizijos bokÅ¡tas) is a 326. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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