8 Ostankino TV Tower: Moscow Views

Ostankino TV Tower: Moscow Views

Posted on July 28, 2011 by kulichik

Last time we told you about Ostankino TV tower. Today we’ll climb the  Tower, a free-standing television and radio tower in Moscow, to enjoy bird’s-eye view of the city of Moscow. Standing 540 meters (1,770 ft) tall, Ostankino is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, currently the tallest in Europe and 3rd tallest in the world.

Maximum fixed deviation of its spire is 7 meters whereas allowable deviation accounts for 12 meters.

Entering the tower is not that easy. You will be thoroughly examined and your documents will be carefully checked.

A small museum of radiotechnics is located on the lower floor of the tower.

People are shown video devoted to safety issues before going upstairs.

Inside the elevator.

An observation deck.


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8 Responses to “Ostankino TV Tower: Moscow Views”

  1. testicules says:

    Nothing really special in this post. I don’t see the point really.

  2. Lars Erik says:

    Hi! very interesting pictures. Does this mean that the tower is reopened for visitors again? When I was in Moscow 2 years ago, it was closed.

  3. Nemef says:

    Its amazing how something that large can get into orbit.


  4. Steamed McQueen says:

    Nice place, glad to see it open for tours again. I was not aware of the small museum inside.

    It would have been nice to see the transmitter room. I have always been curious as to what it takes to broadcast a TV signal over 11 time zones.

    It is my understanding that the small pond across the roadway from the tower (3rd photo from end) is actually a cooling pond for the huge transmitters that feed Ostankino.

    Would love to see more about this, keep up the good work.

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Wow. Neat views. If you get the chance go up in the Arch in St. Louis. Not as high, but still quite a way up.

  6. Yanov Uskhar says:

    Moscow needs African Americans for cultural diversity.

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