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Alpha
Mar 2, 2007, 11:27 AM
I believe, there are no towers similiar like this in USA ( perhaps I am wrong)

TV Towers of concrete in rural areas similiar to that on Ochsenkopf Mountain in Germany

Examples

http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/Ochsenkopf_X.jpeg
Ochenkopf TV Tower, Ochsenkopf Mountain (Bavaria, http://de.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0011594 )

http://emi.emitel.pl/EMITEL/ObjectImages/DODR_S3T.jpg
Swiety Krzyz TV Tower, Lysa Gora (Poland), height: 157 metres

http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/Liberec-Jested_X.jpg
Jested TV Tower, Jested Mountain ( Czech), height: 100 metres ( http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?ID=s0000344 )

http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/AUTSchladming.jpg
Schladming TV Tower, Schladming ( Austria)

As you can see there are similiar towers in at least 4 European countries. Are there similiar towers also on mountains in USA? ( I believe not, but who knows?)

Partially guyed towers

Towers consisting of a free-standing tower as basement with a mast guyed at the ground on the top. An example for this is the 120 metre tall tower of SLR Makarki in Poland ( a fmous tower of this type is gerbrandytoren in the Netherlands, but it has a concrete tower as basement and concrete towers are very rare in general in USA)

http://emi.emitel.pl/EMITEL/ObjectImages/DODR_E2G.jpg

Top guyed towers

Towers similiar to Wavre TV Tower in Belgium

http://perso.orange.fr/tvignaud/galerie/etranger/image-etranger/be-wavre-fm1.jpg
Wavre TV Tower, height: 232 metres, year of built: 1983

tocoto
Mar 3, 2007, 9:52 PM
The US has towers like these.

204
Mar 13, 2007, 12:55 AM
The KVLY-TV mast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVLY-TV_mast)(formerly the KTHI-TV mast) is a television transmitting mast in North Dakota, USA, used by Fargo station KVLY channel 11. At 2,063 ft (628.8 m), it is currently the world's tallest supported structure on land.

TexasStar
Mar 14, 2007, 4:08 PM
I think he's right and the U.S. has nothing like those concrete towers.

bombermwc
Mar 16, 2007, 8:31 PM
Yeah, no concrete towers, but we've got those ugly red and white one plastered all over creation.

MayorOfChicago
Mar 23, 2007, 2:14 PM
I was gonna say, the red and white ones are EVERYWHERE

buffalo716
Mar 24, 2007, 1:48 AM
thank God no we don't have any of those in the USA. I'm surprised the author of this thread didn't throw in the photo of that tower in Prague with baby statues climbing up it.