Rousse TV Tower

Rousse TV Tower

The Rousse TV Tower is a 204-meter high TV tower built of reinforced concrete at Rousse, Bulgaria. Originally, the structure was constructed as a 206-meter-high TV tower with a cafe/restaurant on top and was the tallest one on the Balkan peninsula until 2001 [In 2001, the Endem TV Tower was built in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey.] . In the 1990s an additional antenna was added bringing the height to 210 meters. And, in March 2007, the antenna was reconstructed bringing its height to 204 meters.

The Rousse TV Tower was built on the Leventa hill, a.k.a. Sarabair, in 1986 and was launched on 7 May 1987 (under communist rule). Authors of the project were Stilyan Titkov, Evlogi Tsvetkov, Ivan Yantahtov and V. Vasilev. The newly-built tower started broadcasting both Bulgarian Television and Soviet Television, as well as the three stations of Bulgarian National Radio — "Horizon", "Hristo Botev", and "Orpheus" ( _bg. Хоризонт, Христо Ботев и Орфей). Higher frequencies were coming into use during the following years, and the process of shutting down old transmitters was completed on 15 Aug 2004.

The tower has an observation deck open for tourists at a height of 107 meters, which offers an excellent panoramic view of Rousse, the Danube river, the neighboring city of Giurgiu, Romania, and as far as the Carpathian Mountains.


See also

* List of towers
* List of tallest structures in Bulgaria

External links

* [ Pictures and description in Bulgarian]
* [,881 Comparison of the Rousse and Endem TV towers]
* [,19615,8478 Comparison of TV towers in Bulgaria]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rousse — Infobox Settlement official name = Rousse native name =Русе image caption= Dohodno Zdanie or the theatre in Rousse subdivision type = Country subdivision name = BUL subdivision type1 = Provinces (Oblast) timezone=EET utc offset=+2 timezone… …   Wikipedia

  • Old Rousse Railway Station — The construction of the old Rousse Railway Station was commenced in 1863 and completed three years later. The station is situated in the (then) outskirts of Rousse, near the high bank of the Danube, opposite to Giurgiu. It is not functioning… …   Wikipedia

  • Odeon Tower (Monaco) — Odeon Tower Tour Odéon Tour Odéon …   Wikipedia

  • Contenu:Australie — Projet:Australie/Liste des articles Liste mise à jour régulièrement par MyBot (d · c · b) à partir des articles liés au bandeau {{Portail Australie}} Modifications récentes des articles ayant le bandeau de ce portail… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lyon — This article is about the French city. For other uses, see Lyon (disambiguation). Lyon Motto: Avant, avant, Lion le melhor. (Franco Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) …   Wikipedia

  • Varna — This article is about the city in Bulgaria. For other uses, see Varna (disambiguation). Coordinates: 43°13′N 27°55′E / 43.217°N 27.917°E / 43.217; 27.9 …   Wikipedia

  • List of cities and towns in Bulgaria — This is a complete list of all cities and towns in Bulgaria sorted by population. Province capitals are shown in bold. As base sources are used The National Statistical Institute (NSI)[1][2] and The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.[3] Rank CoA City …   Wikipedia

  • National Transport Museum, Bulgaria — A steam engine an exhibit from the museum The National Transport Museum (Bulgarian: Национален музей на транспорта; Natsionalen Muzey na Transporta) in Rousse, Bulgaria, is situated on the bank of the Danube, in the country s first railway… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste des tours génoises en Corse — Carte de localisation des tours génoises en Corse. Cette liste recense les tours génoises de Corse. Celles ci sont présentées dans le sens horaire, en fonction de leur implantation, sur le littoral ou pas, depuis l extrémité Nord de l île. Elles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste der höchsten Fernsehtürme — Schematischer Größenvergleich der sieben höchsten Fernsehtürme Diese Liste der höchsten Fernsehtürme führt die weltweit höchsten Fernsehtürme mit einer Gesamthöhe von über 200 Metern auf. Fernsehtürme gehören vielfach auch allgemein zu den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”