Archival video footage of the 340 foot (104 metre) steel lattice tower on top of Mt Wellington, Tasmania, Australia in 1997. The tower was demolished by cutting through 2 of the supporting legs and pushing it over with an hydraulic ram.
A new tower stands almost 131 metres high. It has 18 rock anchors installed in dolerite bedrock-some 15 metres deep. Above ground there is a 67-metre cast-concrete shaft below a 64-metre steel superstructure, which supports 3 broadcasting antennas and an internal lift. The steel superstructure and broadcasting antennae are covered with a fibreglass radome to shield the antennas from the weather.
Original report and footage from ABC News
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