Çamlıca TRT Television Tower

Çamlıca TRT Television Tower (Turkish: TRT Çamlıca Verici İstasyonu) was a communications tower in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, Turkey, which was owned and operated by the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT). It was demolished in late 2020 after 48 years in service.

Çamlıca TRT Television Tower
TRT Çamlıca Verici İstasyonu
Çamlıca TRT Television Tower is located in Istanbul
Çamlıca TRT Television Tower
Çamlıca TRT Television Tower (Istanbul)
LocationÇamlıca Hill, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Mast height18 m (59 ft)
Tower height166 m (545 ft)
Coordinates41°01′55″N 29°04′09″E / 41.03194°N 29.06917°E / 41.03194; 29.06917

History edit

The tower was located on Büyük Çamlıca Hill (literally:Big Çamlıca Hill) at 268 m (879 ft) above main sea level. The tower went into service on 30 December 1972.[1] The tower had a total height of 166 m (545 ft) with the 148 m (486 ft) highconical concrete tower and a steel mast atop. On May 21, 2010, a fire broke out at the tower's 80 m (260 ft) height. The fire caused damage to the transmitter, and the broadcasting was interrupted until the damage was removed.[2]

Demolition edit

With the completion of the Küçük Çamlıca TV Radio Tower on the neighboring hill, the steel transmitter masts were all removed and integrated in the new towers.[3] The tower was demolished in late 2020.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "48 yıldır hizmet veren TRT Çamlıca Kulesi için veda zamanı". TRT Haber (in Turkish). 21 October 2020. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  2. ^ "TRT'nin vericisinde yangın çıktı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Başbakan Yıldırım, Küçük Çamlıca TV-Radyo Kulesi inşaatını inceledi". NTV (Turkey) (in Turkish). 4 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2017.