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Central Radio & TV Tower

Central Radio & TV Tower
中央广播电视塔
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Former names CCTV Tower
Beijing TV Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Telecommunications
Architectural style Modernism
Location 11 Xisanhuan Street
Beijing, China
Town or city
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Coordinates

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Construction started 1987
Completed 1992
Opening
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Destroyed
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Height
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Technical details
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Design and construction
Architect Design Institute of the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television
Engineer KCA Architects Snoeren
Number of rooms
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Number of suites
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References
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The Central Radio & TV Tower (simplified Chinese: 中央广播电视塔; traditional Chinese: 中央廣播電視塔; pinyin: Zhōngyāng guǎngbò diànshì tǎ) is a Script error: No such module "convert". telecommunications- and observation tower in Beijing, China. It is the tallest structure in the city, the ninth tallest tower in the world, and has its observation deck at Script error: No such module "convert".. The tower provides panoramic views over the city from its revolving restaurant and observation deck. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

History

The tower was completed in 1992, designed by Paulus Snoeren in late 1980's and contains broadcasting equipment for China Central Television. It is located in Beijing's Haidian District, near to the Gongzhufen metro station and Yuyuantan Park. The CCTV Headquarters is now based in Chaoyang District, designed by Rem Koolhaas in late 2009.

A race to the top of the tower is held annually with two laps of the base followed by a climb of the 1,484 steps leading up to the observation deck.

Gallery

See also

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