In the Galichesky district of the Kostroma region of Russia there is an unusual structure – the TV tower 350 meters high. It’s unique not because of its height but also because it does not function at all. This tower is the highest abandoned object on the territory of Russia. It’s even higher than the Eiffel Tower. The TV tower has been abandoned for more than ten years but next year everything should change.
The structure was built in the 90s. It has six guylines, a boiler, a substation, a room for personnel. Unfortunately it was broken too fast, a couple of years ago even the cable and signalling lights were disassembled and stolen. Let’s climb the tower right now!
Now they plan to restore the TV tower. And the guard station is already here to protect the TV tower. Someone has already tried to take some parts for scrap.
The TV tower is a favorite place of base jumpers, however it’s not for everyone – the structure is too high and compicated. The parachute canopy may cling to a guyline…
For comparison – the height of the Moscow State University is 236 meters, of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior – 103 meters.
1 Petronas Twin Towers with the bridge, Malaysia (1998)
2 The main building of the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (1953)
3 Chrysler Building, New York (1930)
4 The World Trade Center, New York (1977—2001)
5 «Triumph-Palace», Moscow (2004)
6 Empire State Building, New York (1931)
7 Boworn Nivet Temple, Thailand (1820s)
8 Ostankino TV Tower
9 “Federation” Complex
10 The TV Tower we are talking about.
The Earth is finally round!
The place from where base jumpers perform their jumps.
Do you see how a car is tiny from here?