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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Warszawa Radio Mast

Do you have any word as to what happened with the former tallest-ever man made structure?
I heard the 2121-foot tower was toppled in '91, Is this true?

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Old January 6th, 2009, 01:48 AM   #2
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The Warsaw radio mast was the world's tallest structure until its collapse on 8 August 1991.(regained its title as the world's tallest structure, standing 628.8 m (2,063 feet) until the Burj Dubai unofficially exceeded this height in April 2008.)

The mast, which was designed by Jan Polak, was 646.38 metres (2,120.67 ft) tall. Its construction started in July 1970, was completed on 18 May 1974, and its transmitter entered regular service on 22 July that year.
It was located in in the center of Poland, and was used by Warsaw Radio-Television (Centrum Radiowo-Telewizyjne) for longwave radio broadcasting on a frequency of 227 kHz before 1 February 1988 and 225 kHz afterwards.

The signals from its 2 megawatt transmitters could be received across all of Europe, North Africa and as far way as North America.

On 8 August 1991 at 16:00 GMT the mast collapsed due to an error in exchanging the guys on the highest stock of the mast. The mast first bent and then snapped at roughly half its height. A small mobile crane, property of Mostostal Zabrze, was destroyed in the collapse. The helix building and the transmitter building were not damaged.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:55 AM   #3
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sad. hope no one was hurt
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Any pictures of the collapsed tower?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #6
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Any pictures of the collapsed tower?
I look so place presently where highest mast of world has stood
http://picasaweb.google.pl/masabaj/2...4638M19741991#




Mast in Konstantynów:





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