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Four Heights of the Ostankino TV Tower

Posted on December 5, 2014 by team

Russian blogger, Dmitry Rogachev, is lucky to live near the famous Ostankino tower in Moscow, however he took the chance to go there just recently. Dmitry visited all the levels of the tower – 86, 337, 340 and 360 meters, and has been on that very glass floor.

Visitors are given such badges.

Petals of the giant lily turned upside down look very big from here.

There are ten of them.

Visitors wait to be searched under this roof.

TV and Radio Center of Russia is seen from the side of the tower.

Academician Korolev Street.

Inside, it becomes more interesting – we can see a small exhibition of pictures of beautiful views.

The Ostankino TV Tower was built in 1967 as a project of the Soviet scientist and builder, Nikolai Nikitin.

The first mark is 86 m.

The tower from inside.

The tower foundation is made from prestressed ferro concrete and metal cables, each cable adds a load of 50 tons. For the period of the construction (1963-67) it was the innovative technology for the world’s highest tower.

A dummy worker is watching you.

See the mark? 87m…

Elements of the past.

The foundation was rather small, which was another innovation. The tower practically stands on the ground.

Cages prevent visitors from falling.


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2 Responses to “Four Heights of the Ostankino TV Tower”

  1. TIto says:

    Just great! I was in this tower..in Metro 2033 :D I would love to visit it one day..

  2. john says:

    Great posting , very cool

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