Yekaterinburg TV Tower

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Yekaterinburg TV Tower
Yekaterinburg TV Tower in the evening

Yekaterinburg TV Tower is a tall incomplete structure in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Construction work started 1983, but was put on hold after the collapse of the USSR, as its shaft reached the height of 220 m (720 ft).[1] According to plans, the tower was intended to reach a structural height of 360 m (1,180 ft).[1]

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

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  1. ^ a b "Yekaterinburg Television Tower". Structurae. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 

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