Ostankino Tower

Saturday, 25th June 2005 by

The best shadow yet is that of Ostankino TV Tower in Moscow, it's absolutely huge.

On completion in 1967 it was the tallest free-standing structure in the world; however, the CN Tower in Toronto overtook it in the 1970's. In 2000 the "Moscow Beauty" as it is known caught fire and during the repair work the pinnacle was raised about 122 feet in order to reclaim the title of world's tallest free standing structure. I can't believe they cared that much!

Thanks: Tom D, Konstantin, Doug, Serge