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Report - Emley moor transmitter mast, Huddersfield - Jan 2011

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by kid_in_a_toy_shop, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. kid_in_a_toy_shop

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    I visited this with work a couple of years ago and snapped a few shots with my compact camera. Sorry for poor quality, twas a last minute.com thing.

    A bit of history courtesy of the internet.

    Emley Moor mast is a telecommunications and broadcasting station. The tower is the tallest free-standing building in the United Kingdom, 4th in the European Union, and 25th in the world.

    The structure is a tapered, reinforced concrete tower. It is the tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom at a height of 1,084 feet (330 m). Reaching the Tower Room at the top of the concrete part of the tower at 900 feet (274 m) involves a seven-minute journey by lift. The antenna structure above this is a further 184 feet (56 m). Its foundations penetrate 20 feet (6 m) into the ground and the whole structure, including foundations, weighs 11,200 tonnes. It was designed by Ove Arup and Partners. When it was built, it was the third-tallest freestanding structure in Europe, after the Ostankino Tower at 1,772 feet (540 m) and the Fernsehturm Berlin (current height 1,207 feet (368 m).
    The top of the tower is 1,949 feet (594 m) above sea level due to the site's elevated position on the Eastern edge of the Pennines.
    In 2002, the UK Government declared Emley Tower a Grade II Listed Building of 'significant architectural or historic interest'.

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    Thanks for looking.
     

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