Central Radio & TV Tower

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Central Radio & TV Tower
Beijing TV Tower 2(2007-07)( small).JPG
Former names CCTV Tower
Beijing TV Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Telecommunications
Architectural style Modernism
Location 11 Xisanhuan Street
Beijing, China
Coordinates 39°55′05″N 116°18′01″E / 39.91806°N 116.30028°E / 39.91806; 116.30028Coordinates: 39°55′05″N 116°18′01″E / 39.91806°N 116.30028°E / 39.91806; 116.30028
Construction started 1987
Completed 1992
Height
Antenna spire 405 m (1,329 ft)
Top floor 248 m (814 ft)
Technical details
Floor area 60,000 m2 (650,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Design Institute of the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television
Engineer KCA Architects Snoeren
References
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The Central Radio & TV Tower (Chinese: 中央广播电视塔) is a 405 m (1,329 ft) telecommunications- and observation tower in Beijing, China. It is the tallest structure in the city, and has its observation deck at 238 m (781 ft). The tower provides panoramic views over the city from its revolving restaurant and observation deck. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

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The tower was completed in 1992, designed by Paulus Snoeren in late 1980's and contains broadcasting equipment for China Central Television. It is located in Beijing's Haidian District, near to the Gongzhufen metro station and Yuyuantan Park. The CCTV Headquarters is now based in Chaoyang District, designed by Rem Koolhaas in late 2009.

A race to the top of the tower is held annually with two laps of the base followed by a climb of the 1,484 steps leading up to the observation deck.

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