Tallest European structure is Russian Ostankino tower

Ostankino Tower the largest television and radio tower in Moscow, Russia, owned by Moscow branch of unitary enterprise Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network. Name comes from Ostankino district of Moscow in which it is located. This giant was featured in many movies, series but also famous games like Metro 2033. The height of this giant tower is 540.1 metres, while the masterpiece was designed by Nikolai Nikitin. This building is the tallest freestanding structure in Europe and eighth tallest in the world. The tower was the first free-standing structure to exceed 500 m in height. Ostankino was built to mark the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution. via(source)

Luckly for us Dmitry Rogachev a Russian blogger, lives nearby to huge Russian Ostankino tower, however he took the chance to go there just recently to take some cool pictures. Dmitry visited all the levels of the tower – and specially he went to that famous glass floor.


All tourists are given such red tower badges.

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Giant petals of the tower look very huge from here.



While waiting to get inside under the roof above you can view the TV and Radio Center of Russia as seen on the photo below.

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The tower material or foundation is made from ferro concrete and large metal cables, each cable adds a load of 50 tons. Can you imagine how strong it is?

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For the period of the construction (1963-67) it was the innovative technology for the world’s highest tower. Considering the tower stand still, it was obviously well made.


Upon araving to top Dimitry took a photo on the glass floor. Cool isn’t it?!


Happily after the glass floor photo it’s time to go back down which isn’t easy at all

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So tell us, are you afraid of height or you would dare to climb up this tower?

What do you think?

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