Tashkent Tower

Tashkent TV Tower
Тошкент Телеминораси
Toshkent Teleminorasi (Uzbek)
Tashkent Tower and skyline
General information
TypeTV-translation, Radio-translation, communication, hydrometeorological research
LocationTashkent, Uzbekistan
Construction started1978
Antenna spire375 m (1,230.3 ft)
Top floor97 m (318.2 ft), observation deck
Technical details
Design and construction
Architect(s)Y.P. Semashko, I.N. Terziev-Tsarukov
Main contractorE.P. Morozov, M.D. Musheev

The Tashkent Television Tower (Uzbek: Тошкент Телеминораси, Toshkent Teleminorasi) is a 375-metre-high (1,230 ft) tower, located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and is the twelfth tallest tower in the world. Construction started in 1978. The tower began operating six years later, on 15 January 1985. It was the fourth tallest tower in the world from 1985 to 1991. The decision to construct the tower was made on 1 September 1971 in order to spread TV and radio signals to all over Uzbekistan. It is a vertical cantilever structure, and is constructed out of steel. Its architectural design is a product of the Terkhiev, Tsarukov & Semashko firm.

The tower has an observation deck located 97 metres (318 ft) above the ground. It is the second tallest structure in Central Asia after Ekibastuz GRES-2 Power Station in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. It also belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.


The main purposes of the tower are radio and TV-transmission. The signal reaches the farthest points of Tashkent Region and some of the southern regions of Kazakhstan. The tower is also used for communication between governmental departments, and organizations. The tower also serves as a complex hydrometeorological station.

See also


External links

  • Online Journal About Tower
  • Official website
  • Tashkent Tower at Structurae

41°20′44.05″N 69°17′4.57″E / 41.3455694°N 69.2846028°E / 41.3455694; 69.2846028

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