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
Status Complete
Type Steel telecommunications and observation tower
Location Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Coordinates 43°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 started 1975
Completed 1983
Opening 1983
Architectural 372 m (1,220 ft) (rounded-off)
Antenna spire 371.5 m (1,219 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 7
Lifts/elevators 2
Design and construction
Architect N.G. Terziev, A.N. Savchenko (constructors N.K. Akimov, B.V. Ostroumov)

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". Retrieved 2012-12-28. 

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