Doug Lung /
04.11.2008 12:00 AM
KVLY-TV Tower Loses Status as Tallest Supported Structure
Most transmitter engineers I know have an affinity for tall towers and mountain-top sites. It’s hard to beat height when it comes to single transmitter coverage, as the extra height reduces shadows from buildings and terrain and extends the radio horizon.

With this in mind, I thought readers would be interested in the new structure that’s taken the claim of “world’s tallest supported structure” away from the 628.8-meter-high KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota. That structure is the Y-shaped Burj Dubai tower in the United Arab Emirates. Monday it reached a height of 629 meters and it isn’t finished. The final height is unknown, but reports indicate it could be around 900 meters.

Burj Dubai isn’t a TV tower. Looking around the Burj Dubai Web site I didn’t see any reference to broadcast antennas on top of the tower, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t an antenna on top when it’s finished. The tower will include hotels, office space and luxury residences.

It was designed by American architect Adrian Smith and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This is a very interesting structure! Browse through the Burj Dubai Web site to learn more about its unique features.

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