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Ostankino Tower

Ostankino Tower, Moscow.

General Information

Structural Type: Vertical cantilever structure
Function / usage: Communications tower
Built: 1959 - 1967
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia, Europe
Coordinates: 55° 49' 11.00" N    37° 36' 42.00" E

Technical Information


height 537.44 m
observation deck height to observation deck 360 m


shaft reinforced concrete
prestressed concrete


27 August 2000

Fire erupts at the top of the tower. At least 4 people die.

28 August 2000

Concerns over the stability of the structure arise. Area around the tower is declared off-limits.

End of 2003

Installation of a new broadcast antenna without any height increase.


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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20000279
Created: 21/05/1999
Last Updated: 29/07/2014