3 Highest TV Towers in the World
Tower Tokyo Sky Tree is the highest Japan building and the tallest TV tower in the world. The tower is 634 meters. The highest television tower in the world is very young - its grand opening was held in May 2012. This is truly a grand structure. Due to the complex seismological situation, the tower was designed and built in such a way that no earthquake or typhoon is dangerous for it. In addition to its direct function, the tower is a unique entertainment center for visitors. There is not only a restaurant and an observation deck, but also boutiques, a planetarium, an aquarium and even a theater.
Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China was built in 2009 with a height of 611 meters, and for several years it had the title of the tallest TV tower in the world. The tower is also known as a “Supermodel” for its unusually attractive architecture. It looks very feminine - graceful, transparent, and slender. The tower has an inner “core” and outer hyperboloidal grillage. The shell is made of steel pipes of large diameter, which give an air view of the tower. The weight of this enormous grid is just 50,000 tons. Tower Guangzhou is earthquake-resistant construction. The tower has everything to entertain tourists - observation decks, restaurants, shops, and 4D-cinema. And on top of the tower is the world's tallest Ferris horizontal wheel, which offers a stunning view of the city. At night, the tower shines with bright lighting, which changes color each day of the week.
CN Tower in Toronto with height 553 meters until 2007 was the tallest TV tower in the world, holding this title for more than thirty years. Each year, the tower is visited by about two million people. The tower is very durable - can withstand wind gusts up to 420 km/h and earthquakes of 8.5 points. Interestingly, the antenna of the tower annually gets about 78 lightning strikes. There is also an observation platform and a glass floor that can withstand the weight of up to 109 tons per square centimeter. Since August 2011 the most daring visitors, ready to test their nerves, are offered to walk with safety wire on the open observation deck.