Year: 1967. Height: 540 meters.
Ostankino Tower in Moscow is one of the ten tallest buildings of the planet; it goes upward to 540 meters. Opening of the tower took place in 1967; outstanding Soviet designer Nikolay Nikitin has been working on its project. He has thought the project tower in just one night; the lily flower has inspired him to that grand project. Later, the plan of the tower was slightly adjusted taking into account advice of renowned architect, Fritz Leonhardt. It was decided to design ten legs at the bottom instead of four legs resembling lily petals.
Interesting excursions are held in the TV tower for curious tourists. Everyone is welcome to visit the tower and learn a lot of interesting facts about its history, as well as to take a trip by one of the fastest panoramic elevators in the world. There is a lookout at an altitude of 337 meters, where visitors can find binoculars and telescopes.
There would be a pleasant surprise for gourmets, as there is the popular restaurant, Seventh Heaven, above the observation deck. In August 2000, Ostankino Tower was seriously damaged by fire and it would take many years to accomplish a full recovery. Nevertheless, there are still tours conducted for tourists in sunny weather; for safety reasons tower is closed to visitors during thunderstorms and strong winds. Next - Willis Tower
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