Pyongyang TV Tower

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Pyongyang TV Tower
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Pyongyang TV Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Communication tower
Location Pyongyang
Coordinates 39°3′0″N 125°45′31″E / 39.05000°N 125.75861°E / 39.05000; 125.75861Coordinates: 39°3′0″N 125°45′31″E / 39.05000°N 125.75861°E / 39.05000; 125.75861
Completed 1968
Pyongyang TV Tower
Hangul 평양텔레비죤탑
Hanja 平壤텔레비죤塔
Revised Romanization Pyeongyang Tellebijyon Tap
McCune–Reischauer P'yŏngyang T'ellebijyon T'ap

Pyongyang TV Tower is a free-standing concrete TV tower with an observation deck and a panorama restaurant at a height of 150 metres in Pyongyang, North Korea. The tower stands in Kaeson Park in Moranbong-guyok, north of Kim Il-sung Stadium. Currently, the tower broadcasts signals for Korean Central Television. It was built in April 1967 to enhance the broadcasting area, which was very poor at the time, and to start colour TV broadcasts.[1]

The Pyongyang TV Tower is chiefly based on the design of the Ostankino Tower in Moscow, which was built at the same time. There are broadcast antennas and technical equipment at the height of 34.5 m, 65 m, 67.5 m and 85 m, located at circular platforms. An observation deck is located at 94 metres high. The tower is topped by a 50-metre tall antenna.

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  1. ^ KCNA, (January 31, 2005). "Sightseeing from the broadcasting tower of Pyongyang". Korea Is One. Retrieved 20 December 2011. [dead link]