Brasilia Digital TV Tower
|Brasilia Digital TV Tower|
|Alternative names||Flor do Cerrado (Savannah Flower)|
|Type||observation, telecommunications, attraction, restaurant|
|Location||Sobradinho, DF, Brazil|
|Antenna spire||180 m (590.6 ft)|
|Roof||120 m (393.7 ft)|
|Top floor||80 m (262.5 ft)|
|Floor count||62 (equivalent)|
|Design and construction|
The Brasilia Digital TV Tower, also known as cerrado flower, is a broadcast tower which made digital television signal available for the whole Federal District and surroundings. Despite having been initially planned to open to the public on April 21, 2010, as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the City of Brasília, the tower was only inaugurated two years later on April 21, 2012.
The tower has been projected by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and has cost R$ 75 million.
The tower is 180 meters tall, from which 120 meters correspond to a concrete structure and the rest to the metallic structure of the television antenna. Moreover, two glass observatories complete the structure. The highest one - at 80 meters above the ground - contains a restaurant with a panoramic view. The other one is used as an art gallery.
- Agencia Brasilia, a state-owned communications agency. Retrieved July 27th 2011
- Torre de TV Digital de Brasília é inaugurada para visitação
- "Cidades DF - Obra da Torre de Televisão Digital de Brasília deve ser entregue no dia 21 de abril". Correio Braziliense. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
- Conheça Brasília, a website sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism for the promotion of tourism in Brasília