Ostankino Tower In Russia Is So Tall It Stands Above The Clouds

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia. Turm in Moskau, Russland.Gigantic but graceful: Tower in Moscow.

For most of people living in the former Soviet Union not the Eiffel tower in Paris was the most famous tower in the world but.there was another tower that they knew even better: Moscow city's Ostankino Tower.

Standing 1772 feet (540 metres) tall, it was the tallest free-standing structure in the whole world until in 2003 there was built another one, taller, in Canada. Still it is the tallest alone standing structure in Europe and Asia.

Ostankino tower in Moscow. Ostankino fernseh-turm in Moskau. Ueber den wolken. Over the clouds.Here the lofty Ostankino tower pierces right through the clouds!

Not interested in tall towers? Don't worry, others are neither, such  as for example American actress, author, television personality and former model Tyra Banks:

"I haven't seen the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre. I haven't seen anything. I don't really care."


(Tyra Banks)

Ostankino tower in Moscow on fire in August 2000! Ostankino fernseh-turm in Moskau brennt im August 2000!And the Ostankino Tower on fire in August 2000!

The tower caught fire on 27 August 2000, killing three people. In addition, television and radio signals were disrupted for over 18 million people in and around Moscow. The fire broke out approximately 98 metres (320 feet) above the observation platform and the Seventh Heaven restaurant, necessitating an evacuation of all visitors and staff from those locations.

According to Russian news agencies, the evacuation was complete 90 minutes after the start of the fire.

We leave you with a quote by Augustine of Hippo:

"Do you wish to rise?
Begin by descending.
You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds?
Lay first the foundation of humility."


(Augustine of Hippo)

Englishrussia.com/ostankino tower
Ostankino Tower (Wikipedia)

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