Almaty Tower

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Almaty Tower
Алматы Теледидар Мұнарасы
Алма-Ати́нская телебашня
Телевышка на Кок-Тюбе.JPG
Almaty Tower in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Almaty Tower is located in Kazakhstan
Almaty Tower
Location within Kazakhstan
General information
StatusComplete
TypeSteel telecommunications and observation tower
LocationKazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Coordinates43°13′44″N 76°58′34″E / 43.22889°N 76.97611°E / 43.22889; 76.97611Coordinates: 43°13′44″N 76°58′34″E / 43.22889°N 76.97611°E / 43.22889; 76.97611
Construction started1975
Completed1983
Opening1983
Height
Architectural372 m (1,220 ft) (rounded-off)
Antenna spire371.5 m (1,219 ft)
Technical details
Floor count7
Lifts/elevators2
Design and construction
ArchitectN.G. Terziev, A.N. Savchenko (constructors N.K. Akimov, B.V. Ostroumov)
References
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The Almaty Television Tower, or simply Almaty Tower, is a 371.5-metre-high (1,219 ft) steel television tower built between 1975 and 1983 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The tower is located on high slopes of Kok Tobe mountain (Kazakh: Көктөбе means "blue hill") south-east of downtown Almaty. Unlike other similar TV towers, it is not a concrete, but a steel tubular structure. It is the tallest free-standing tubular steel structure in the world.[1]

The tower is 371.5 m (1219 ft) tall; its 114 m metal aerial reaches 1000 meters above sea level. It has two observation decks at the height of 146 m and 252 m, which are accessible by two high-speed elevators. It is however not open to the public. The tower was built by the architects Terziev, Savchenko, Akimov and Ostroumov.[1] Since Almaty is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, the TV tower was designed to withstand earthquakes up to a strength of 10 on the Richter scale.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "Alma-Ata Television Tower (Almaty, 1983) | Structurae". En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2012-12-28.

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