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Old August 5th, 2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Towers/masts of Australia!

Does someone know where in Australia the tower, which is shown on http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_my_p_s...pylon_ic25.htm stands and how tall is it?
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Old August 6th, 2006, 01:02 AM   #2
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i dunno, it looks like a television tower but I dont know anything about it! Just estimating, it looks about 90m-110m high but i may be completely wrong!
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Old August 6th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #3
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looks like many of the tv towers that are erected in each cap city. these range from 150m-200m+. that looks like ch10 in sydney which is 200m.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #4
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Obelixx, there are three towers that look simlar to this on Sydney's North Shore. The tallest I believe is the Channel 9 tower at 233 metres. All three are located in Gore Hill or Artarmon, roughly 1-2 kilometres away from each other.

All three are visible on Google Earth. Just type in Sydney, follow the most visible road you can see north from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and when that road hooks sharply West (and pretty much keeps going west), just to the right of the really bright white patch of buildings you can see, that's the Channel 9 one.

Not far above (north) of that bright white patch you can see a big round building/roof. The second tower is next to that, and in fact you can see its shadow on the big round roof.

The third tower is just (north) up the road from the building that looks like a semi-circle with 4 prongs and a hollow square comming off it, located in the bottom of the bright white patch of buildings, near the cemetary and cricket field.

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Old August 6th, 2006, 01:57 AM   #5
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does anyone know how tall the brisbane tv towers are? the look tall...
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Old August 6th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #6
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ive been compiling a lists/stats over past 10 years of all tall structures in australia for my book and have most tv towers.the tallest free-standing tower is ch9 in sydney at 233m.The first of these type of towers was erected in 1956 on Mt Dandenong,vic.The ch2 transmitter was 122m tall and still standing as it has heritage protection.Many others followed in 56 due to new tv transmissions.
yes, the towers atop mount cootha are as follows-
ch10-202m
ch2-155m
ch9-153m
ch7-151m
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Old August 6th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #7
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The one around Balga in Perth I think is 183 m.

In Exmouth (up north WA), they have a whole family of them around 450m.
The selling point to tourists is that they're higher than the Empire SB.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #8
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thanks culwulla
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Old August 7th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #9
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The one around Balga in Perth I think is 183 m.

In Exmouth (up north WA), they have a whole family of them around 450m.
The selling point to tourists is that they're higher than the Empire SB.
I didn't know that, interesting.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 01:34 PM   #10
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the North west cape naval base in Exmouth has 13 guyed masts. The tallest Tower Zero reaches 387m. The 12 surrounding it are (6x 364m) & (6 x 303m) tall.the web like structure has dia of 2.4km.

tower 11 -one of the 304m masts,has an official light beacon to assist with ships some 120m up, making it one of the highest lighthouse beacons in the world!!



perthvan- there is a 175m mast at walliston.is balga near it ?
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Old August 7th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #11
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does anyone know what the worlds tallest structure is? ive heard of some 1000m high
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Old August 7th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #12
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the current worlds tallest structure is the 628m KVLY mast in North dakota, USA. A taller mast existing a few years ago (Warszawa mast 646m) but fell in 1991 while it was being retensioned.


the 1000m high structure you mention might be the proposed Solar tower planned for Buronga near Mildura . but its now going to be 500m.
the 160storey Burj Dubai uc in UAE is going to reach 800m high in 2008!
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the North west cape naval base in Exmouth has 13 guyed masts. The tallest Tower Zero reaches 387m. The 12 surrounding it are (6x 364m) & (6 x 303m) tall.the web like structure has dia of 2.4km.

tower 11 -one of the 304m masts,has an official light beacon to assist with ships some 120m up, making it one of the highest lighthouse beacons in the world!!


perthvan- there is a 175m mast at walliston.is balga near it ?
Oops, 450m was an overshoot. And walliston isn't near Balga. Pretty sure walliston is in the Hills. I might check that 183m height again since the others I posted were wrong.
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Old August 8th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #14
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That would almost certainly be the TV tower on top of Mt Barker in the south of Western Australia.

170 metres or so I think. I remember hearing when I was young (My family is from the region) that when it was built back in the 60's it was the tallest free standing transmission tower in the southern hemisphere.

You can see it on google earth 34.39 S, 117.38E
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Old August 9th, 2006, 01:28 AM   #15
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^ thats intresting? i dont it would of been the tallest when it was built. Sydney had a few built in 1965 over 200m with tallest at 233m (ch9).
The Mount Barker tower stands 168m high atop a 400m high hill. I cant believe some websites still say its tallest in southern hemisphere? maybe they should change it to tallest in WA?
one thing though, ive never been able to find a pic of it.
but thanks to your co ordinates for g00gle earth here we go>


SA also has a mount barker tower but its a mast 204m high
top of tower>
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:07 AM   #16
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ive tried high and low to find out the exact year the mount barker tower was erected and no one seems to know. not mount barker tourism, the council anyone. still trying to find out who maintains it or has air space.Most sites still quote it as tallest in southern hemisphere when in fact its no5 in Australia.
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heres a quick phone snap from train of the 202m ch10 tower near st leonards station.
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I think they still quote it as the tallest in the southern hemisphere because it still says so on the sign at the base of the tower. The sign is so faded it must be at least thirty years old. It was definitely the tallest of something in the southern hemisphere when it was built so maybe its from a bit earlier? Maybe 1960-65?
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^oh i see, that makes sense. It would be 5th tallest now but if it was built before 65 it would of been tallest. the tallest then were a few at 150-155m-sydney & brisbane.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #20
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If you know more about these towers then write a short article about them in Wikipedia.
Interestingly I found the picture of the tower on a site with pictures of electricity pylons throughout the world.
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