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Ostankino Tower (1,772 ft)

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Ostankino Tower ( Russian: Останкинская телебашня, Ostankinskaya telebashnya) is a   television and   radio tower in  Moscow, Russia, owned by the Moscow branch of unitary enterprise   Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network. Standing 540.1 metres (1,772 ft) tall, Ostankino was designed by  Nikolai Nikitin. It is currently the tallest free-standing structure in  Europe and  11th tallest in the world.

The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m (1,600 ft) in height. Ostankino was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the   October Revolution. It is named after the Ostankino district   of Moscow in which it is located.

Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1967. Extensive use of  prestressed  preconcrete   resulted in a simple and sturdy   structure. It surpassed the Empire  State  Building   to become the  tallest  free-standing structure in the world.

It held this   rekord for eight years until it was overtaken by the   CN Tower in 1975, which surpassed its height by 13 metres (43 ft).  The Ostankino Tower remained the second-tallest free-standing structure in the world for another 32 years until the   Buri Khalifa surpassed both it and the CN Tower in height in 2007. The Ostankino Tower has remained the tallest structure in Europe for 49 years.




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