Vertical cantilever structure
|Function / usage:||
Communications mast or tower
Prestressed concrete tower
|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.
Relevant Web Sites
- Results of long-term geodesic observations of the settlements of the foundation supporting the ostankino television tower. In: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, v. 26, n. 3 (May 1989), pp. 86-89. (1989):
- Moscow Tower's Future Unknown. In: Engineering News Record (4 September 2000). (2000):
- Türme aller Zeiten - aller Kulturen. 3rd edition, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart (Germany), pp. 240. (1997):
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