Yekaterinburg TV Tower

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Yekaterinburg TV Tower
Yekaterinburg TV Tower in the evening

Yekaterinburg TV Tower (Russian: Екатеринбу́ргская телеба́шня) was a tall incomplete structure in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Construction work started 1983, but was put on hold in 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union,[1] as its shaft reached the height of 220 m (720 ft).[2] According to plans, the tower was intended to reach a structural height of 360 m (1,180 ft).[2]

Until the year 2000 it was illegally used for buildering and BASE jumping. After several fatal accidents, it was sealed.[citation needed]

The tower was demolished on 24 March 2018, as part of a city beautification programme in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.[1][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Massive incomplete TV tower demolished". BBC News. Retrieved 24 March 2018. (includes video of the demolition)
  2. ^ a b "Yekaterinburg Television Tower". Structurae. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Снос телебашни в Екатеринбурге". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Russia blows up Soviet-era landmark in World Cup city". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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Coordinates: 56°49′28″N 60°36′33″E / 56.82444°N 60.60917°E / 56.82444; 60.60917