Warsaw Radio Mast Height – How Tall?


Warsaw Radio Mast Height
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Warsaw Radio Mast height is 646 m (2119.423 ft).

Meters – 646 m
Feet – 2119.423 ft
Inches – 25433.07 in
Kilometers – 0.646 km
Miles – 0.4014058 mi
Nautical miles – 0.3488121 nmi
Yards – 706.4742 yd
Light-years – 9.352543136E -15 ly.

About Warsaw Radio Mast

Warsaw Radio Mast is a high wavelength broadcast antenna and was once the tallest man-made structure on earth, before being surpassed by the Burj Khalifa.

It was designed by Jan Polak and weighed an astounding 420 tonnes (930,000 lb). Construction for this mega structure began in July 1970 and finished in May 1974. It was used to broadcast long radio waves and could in fact broadcast signals around the entire world.

The mast is located in Konstantynow Gabin, Poland in Europe. Its precise coordinates are 52°22′3.74″N19°48′8.73″E. Before collapsing, it was the tallest structure in the whole of Poland.

Due to the humongous size of the Warsaw Radio Mast, on 8 August 1991, the mast bent before the whole structure lost its form and collapse. The mast broke roughly in the middle, thereby leaving some of its components intact.

Other facts

  1. It was the tallest man-made structure before it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa.
  2. Insulators used to anchor the mast weighed 80 metric tons.
  3. The Warsaw radio mast had 16 levels of air warning, traffic lights.
  4. The mast also was equipped with an atomic clock for accurate timings.
  5. It also had a dedicated 110 kV substation, to power it.
  6. The collapse of the mast in 1991 was caused by structural damage, due to wind-induced oscillations.

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