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This Unfinished Soviet TV Tower Is The Tallest Abandoned Structure In The World

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This Unfinished Soviet TV Tower Is The Tallest Abandoned Structure In The World

This lonely, abandoned tower rises above the Russian town of Yekaterinburg, left behind as a relic of the Soviet empire.

Though once intended to be a TV Tower, it now stands empty, holding the title of tallest abandoned building in the world.

Construction on the tower began back in 1983 with the intention to build it a full 1,180 feet tall, though work halted after the collapse of the USSR. Due to the unexpected setback, the final height now measures 720 feet.

According to stories, the 26 story building became a hotspot for illegal BASE jumping and urban climbing for several years before being sealed off in 2000.

Don't have time to fly to Russia? Google maps has you covered. You can take a fly-over tour of the tower here.

Via Kuriositas

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