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|Tashkent TV Tower|
The Tashkent tower is the second tallest structure in Central Asia (after Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan), opened on January 15, 1985.
|Type||TV-translation, Radio-translation, communication, hydrometeorological research|
|Antenna spire||375 m (1,230.3 ft)|
|Top floor||97 m (318.2 ft), observation deck|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Y.P. Semashko, I.N. Terziev-Tsarukov|
|Main contractor||E.P. Morozov, M.D. Musheev|
The Tashkent Television Tower (Uzbek: Toshkent Teleminorasi) is a 375-metre-high (1,230 ft) tower, located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and is the 11th tallest tower in the world. Construction started in 1978 and it began operation 6 years later, on 15 January 1985. It was the 3rd tallest tower in the world from 1985 to 1991. Moreover, the decision of construction Tashkent Tower or TV-Tower of Uzbekistan was decided in 1971 in 1 September in order to spread the TV and radio signals to all over the Uzbekistan. It is of a vertical cantilever structure, and is constructed out of steel. Its architectural design is a product of the Terxiev, Tsarucov & Semashko firm.
The tower has an observation deck located 97 metres (318 ft) above the ground. It is second tallest structure in Central Asia after Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.
The main purposes of the tower are radio and TV-transmission. The signal reaches the farthest points of Tashkent Province and some of the south regions of Kazakhstan. The tower is also used for communication between governmental departments, and organizations. The tower also serves as a complex hydrometeorological station.
- List of tallest structures in Uzbekistan
- List of tallest structures in Central Asia
- List of the world's tallest structures
- List of tallest freestanding structures in the world
- List of towers
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