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In all cities of the world there are television towers that transmit television signals and radio signals. The higher the tower, the larger the area of ​​coverage. Today we will look at several of the highest television towers in the world.

Lifting mechanisms are required for lifting to such a great height. Installation of elevators is a necessary work during the construction of such structures, and maintenance of elevators requires highly qualified specialists and take into account the individual features of the tower structures. Elevator emergency services are usually always located in the building of a television tower. Usually, this is the duty team of highly qualified specialists in the maintenance and repair of elevators.

Tokio Sky Free

Let's start with the largest television tower in the world and the second construction in height in 2018 after the Burj Khalifa. This Tokyo Sky Tree is Tokyo Sky Free, a huge TV tower in Tokyo in the Sumida area. At the beginning of construction, the tower was called the New Tokyo Tower, but a competition was held, and according to its results in May 2008, the name "Tokyo Sky Tree" was assigned to the TV tower.

The height of the Tokyo Skyree tower is 634 meters, which is approximately twice the height of the Tokyo Tower. The height of the tower "symbolically" means the name of the historical area where modern Tokyo is located. 634, translated from the old-Japanese - "Musashi": 6 (in the old Japanese "mu"), 3 ("sa"), 4 ("si").

The main purpose of the tower signal is for digital television and radio broadcasting, mobile telephony and navigation systems. Also, it is a popular tourist attraction. The TV tower has two observation platforms, a large number of shops and several restaurants, and at the foot of the tower a mini-complex with a large shopping area, an aquarium and a planetarium is built.

The Tokyo Skyree Tower has 29 floors and 3 floors underground. Movement along the tower is carried out by 13 elevators. The maximum speed of elevators is 10 m / s. Used elevators corporation elevator and building systems Toshiba (TELC).

Canton Tower


2) The Guangzhou TV Tower is the second tallest TV tower in the world, built for the 2010 Asian Games by ARUP. Its height is 600 meters. Up to a height of 450 meters, the hyperboloid design of the retina of the Guangzhou TV tower corresponds to the patent of 1899 by the Russian engineer V. G. Shukhov. The shell of the tower is made of steel pipes of large diameter, and it is crowned with a 160-meter steel spire. Guangzhou Tower was built to broadcast television and radio signals. Her second appointment is to review the panorama of Guangzhou and is designed to receive 10,000 tourists per day.

At the heights of the tower there are 4 glazed observation platforms, and at an altitude of 488 meters there is an open observation platform. Rotating restaurants are located at heights of 418 and 428 meters, at the height of 407 meters there is a "VIP-cafe".

The tower has 37 floors and two underground. Movement along the tower is carried out by 6 high-speed elevators.

CN Tower

3) The CN Tower was the tallest freestanding structure in the world from 1976 to 2007. Its height is 553.33 meters, located in the city of Toronto (Canada, Ontario) and is a symbol of this city.

The abbreviation CN was originally deciphered as Canadian National (since the building belonged at that time to the Canadian National Railways state company). However, in 1995, the tower was bought by Canada Lands Company (CLC). Toronto residents wanted to preserve the former name of the television tower, so now the abbreviation CN is officially stands for Canada's National. The building has 147 floors and is served by 9 high-speed elevators.

The CN Tower is the tallest freestanding structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Ostankino Tower

4) Ostankino TV Tower - a television and broadcasting tower located near the Ostankino television center, near the VDNK metro station in the Ostankino district of Moscow. Its height is 540.1 meters. It was the tallest building in the world, and as of September 2018 - the 10th highest free-standing building.

Today, the Ostankino TV Tower is the tallest building in Europe and Russia, and the second place is occupied by the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, although it is a building.

The Ostankino Tower has 120 floors and is served by 7 high-speed elevators. More information about the tower can be found on our website in the article Installation of elevators in the Ostankino TV tower.

Oriental Pearl Tower

5) Oriental Pearl Tower - Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the fifth tallest tower in the world and the third tallest in Asia. Its height is 468 meters. This is one of the main attractions of the Pudong district in Shanghai, China.

In the tower at an altitude of 267 meters there is a rotating restaurant. Slightly higher, at a height of 271 meters - a dance floor, a bar and 20 rooms with karaoke. The penthouse with a viewing platform, a conference room and a coffee shop are located at an altitude of 350 meters.

The design of the tower includes 11 spherical elements. The two largest spheres have diameters of 50 m (lower, "Space City") and 45 m (upper, "Space Module"). These spheres are interconnected by three cylindrical columns with a diameter of 9 m each; In the internal space of the columns there are five small areas in which the rooms of the Space Hotel are located.

Fourteen floors of the Oriental Pearl are served by 6 high-speed elevators. Maintenance of elevators is carried out regularly to ensure the safety of movement of visitors and support staff.


6) Milad tower. Borj-e Milad, better known as the Tehran Tower, is a multipurpose tower in Tehran, Iran. It is the sixth tallest tower and the tallest autonomous structure in the world.

The height of the tower with the antenna spire is 435 meters. The skeleton of the tower is a large capsule with 12 floors, the roof of which is located at an altitude of 315 meters. Below are elevators and stairs. The base of the tower is made in the form of a regular octagon, which is typical of classical Persian architecture.

Panoramic rotating restaurant located at an altitude of 276 meters. Above, there are rooms for television, broadcasting, telecommunications, weather stations and traffic management services. The tower building has 6 high-speed elevators for the quick movement of visitors and staff.


7) Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower) communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Construction of the tower lasted 5 years and its height is 421 meters. "Menara Kuala Lumpur" takes the 7th place among the television towers of the world. The tower has a revolving restaurant that offers a beautiful panoramic view of the whole city. Because of the original lighting tower Menara KL received the unofficial name "Garden of Light".
Every year, in the "Menara Kuala Lumpur" races are held in which participants climb speed up the stairs. The total length of flight of stairs is 2058 steps.

At an altitude of 276 meters above ground level there is a rotating restaurant and a viewing platform with a 360 degree view, and even higher is an open viewing platform (access to them is charged separately). Here is the new attraction SkyBox - a glass cube at the height of the observation deck. Ascent on the high-speed elevator takes 54 seconds. At the foot of the Menara is a small Malaysian Culture Theme Park.

There are 6 floors in the tower, which serve 4 high-speed elevators. There are also three technical basement floors for security systems and tower maintenance. A huge antenna is used for television and radio broadcasts, maintenance of navigation systems and mobile communications.

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