KVLY-TV mast (USA) - tallest mast in the world (628 meters)
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Blanchard, North Dakota, United States
Date of build
The tower tower KVLY-TV Tower, 628 meters tall, in 1963-1974 was the tallest man-made structure in the world.
It took only 33 days to build the tower, and only 11 workers did the work.
This communication tower is not currently in Fargo. It is located near Blanchard, North Dakota.
Over 600 kilometers of all kinds of supporting ropes, steel cables and lifts are included in the design.
The total weight of steel in the tower is 864 500 pounds. The total length of the cables supporting the structure is 40 125 feet, or 7.6 miles. Elevation cables holding the elevator are 7 870 feet long.
The antenna at the top of the tower is 113 feet high and weighs 9,000 pounds.
With a wind blowing at 70 miles per hour, the KVLY tower hangs out by only 10 feet.
The steel tower is higher than the combined height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Washington Monument.
If a laborer working on the antenna hook dropped his French dummy, he would move at 250 miles per hour at the moment of hitting the ground.