Saint Petersburg TV Tower

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Saint Petersburg Television Tower
Санкт-Петербург Телевизионная башня
Saint Petersburg TV tower.jpg
Saint Petersburg TV Tower as seen from the Medikov street
Saint Petersburg TV Tower is located in Russia
Saint Petersburg TV Tower
Location within Russia
General information
Status Complete
Type Steel lattice television tower
Location Saint Petersburg,  Russia
Coordinates 59°58′36″N 30°19′15″E / 59.97667°N 30.32083°E / 59.97667; 30.32083Coordinates: 59°58′36″N 30°19′15″E / 59.97667°N 30.32083°E / 59.97667; 30.32083
Construction started 1962
Completed 1962
Opening 1962
Height
Height 310 m (1,017 ft)
Antenna spire 310 m (1,017 ft)
References
[1][2][3]

Saint Petersburg Television Tower (Russian: Санкт-Петербург Телевизионная башня) is a 310 m-high (1,020 ft) Russian steel lattice television tower in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Being the very first dedicated television tower in the Soviet Union, the Saint Petersburg TV Tower is utilized for transmitting for FM-/TV-broadcasting throughout the federal city.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The Saint Petersburg TV Tower's construction commenced in 1962. Upon its completion in the same year, the tower was, and is, considered the first dedicated television tower to have ever served the Soviet Union, transmitting FM-/TV-broadcasting ever since. The tall television tower has been serving its purpose for a total of 51 years.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit]

The Saint Petersburg TV Tower is situated at 3 Ulitsa Akademika Pavlova, which lies in the federal city of Saint Petersburg, which in turn, is the administrative centre of the Northwestern Federal District of the Russian Federation. The television tower is located in Central Saint Petersburg, wherein, several famous landmarks, such as famous parks and several embankments, can be found alongside and/or near the tower. In addition, the nearest metro station to the tower is the Petrogradskaya.[1][2][3]

Construction and structure[edit]

The Saint Petersburg TV Tower is a truss tower made up of steel, making it one of the sturdiest as well.[1][2]

Being a dual-purpose tower, the Saint Petersburg TV Tower features an observation platform at a height of 191 m (627 ft), thus, being an observation tower at the same time. In addition, the tower possesses an antenna necessary for transmission at a height of 310 m (1,017 ft).[1][2][3]

In terms of height records, the Saint Petersburg TV Tower is considered as the second tallest tower after the concrete Ostankino Tower and the tallest lattice tower in Russia, possessing a total height of 310 m (1,017 ft). In addition, the Saint Petersburg TV Tower ranks as the eleventh tallest lattice tower in the world, the second tallest television tower, and the tallest lattice television tower in the whole of the Russian Federation (see List of tallest towers in the world).[1][2][3]

Gallery[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Saint Petersburg TV Tower (Saint Petersburg, 1962) | Structurae". En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "St. Petersburg TV Tower | Buildings". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Saint Petersburg TV Tower - Virtual GlobeTrotting". Virtualglobetrotting.com. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 

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