Ostankino TV tower - a remarkable creation of construction equipment XX century. Ostankino TV tower, whose height is at the end of its construction amounted to 533, 3 m, built in Moscow at the project design engineer Nikolai Nikitin.
Weight its foundation - 55,000 tons. Tolerance tops in the wind 11, 65m. Today the tower - 540 m (1999), which is almost 300 meters above the building of Moscow State University on Lenin Hills and at 215 m above the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. Despite such a height to tip over concrete tower can not. Its center of gravity does not leave and never come out of the footprint. This area is limited by the ring-foundation diameter of 60 meters. A center of gravity is located at an altitude of 110 meters along the axis of the tower. Inside the circumference of the trunk of the Ostankino television tower from top to bottom, like strings, strung steel cables. Each of the ropes 150 is stretched with a force of 70 tons. In general, the body of the Ostankino tower is compressed with a force of ten and a half thousand tons. Therefore, the external load can not destructive influence on the compressed metal cables trunk TV tower. This was the novelty of engineering at the time.