Tashkent Tower

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Tashkent TV Tower
Ташкентская телебашня - Tashkent Tower - Toshkent teleminorasi.jpg
The Tashkent tower is the tallest structure in Central Asia, opened on January 15, 1985.
General information
Type TV-translation, Radio-translation, communication, hydrometeorological research
Location Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Construction started 1978
Completed 1984
Antenna spire 375 m (1,230.3 ft)
Top floor 97 m (318.2 ft), observation deck
Technical details
Lifts/elevators 3
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 the tallest structure in Central Asia. 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.

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Coordinates: 41°20′44.05″N 69°17′4.57″E / 41.3455694°N 69.2846028°E / 41.3455694; 69.2846028