Tashkent TV Tower is a television and radio broadcasting city building, which is also an architectural monument of Uzbekistan.
Initially, this television tower was supposed to be built in the capital of Iraq – Baghdad, whose prime minister, Karim Kassem, even commissioned a special construction project. But then a military coup took place in the country and the project was never implemented.
Then, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR, Sharaf Rashidov, organized the start of work on the erection of a television tower in Tashkent on a ready-made project. Preparations for the construction began, coordination of all work under the leadership of Kudinov, which took quite a lot of time. In 1978, the construction of the tower itself began. Construction was carried out for 6 years, and in the winter of 1985, the Tashkent TV tower was finally opened and began its work.
The main functions of the Tashkent TV tower are television and radio broadcasting. The signal from the tower spreads throughout the city, covers the Tashkent region and penetrates a little into the Syr Darya region and even some of the southern regions of Kazakhstan. The Tashkent TV tower and hundreds of its employees provide round-the-clock communication between important ministries, organize the work of various commercial organizations using the most modern technologies. Also on the territory of the TV tower is the meteorological station of the Uzbek Hydrometeorological Center.
The height of the Tashkent TV tower
The height of the Tashkent TV tower is 375 meters. It is one of the tallest buildings with open viewing platforms throughout Central Asia. The tower ranks second in height among the structures of Central Asia (after the chimney of Ekibastuz State District Power Station-2, 420 meters high).
TV tower in Tashkent in numbers:
- 12th place in the world in height among TV towers;
- 38th tallest building in the world;
- foundation height – 11 meters;
- height above sea level – 480 meters;
- the total mass of the structure is more than 6 thousand tons;
- total construction volume – 55500 cubic meters;
- material for the manufacture of the TV tower – all-welded steel;
- three conical strut legs 93 meters high each;
- the number of distributed programs – 4;
- the height of the revolving restaurant is 105 meters;
- the height of the circular viewing platform – 94 meters;
- Three high-speed elevators (speed over 4.8 meters per second).
The Tashkent TV tower is known for its viewing platform, which offers a beautiful view of the city. You can climb to the site on one of the special high-speed elevators.
Also on the territory of the TV tower, there is a so-called gallery – it includes a museum, which consists of several high-rise towers from around the world, each of which, like the Tashkent TV tower from the autumn of 1991, is included in the list of the Federation of World Towers. The foyer of the tower greets visitors with a unique panel from the mosaic of Bukharbayev, which consists of semiprecious stones, metal, and marble, and has a total area of about 250 square meters. The panel depicts scenes telling about the history of the native land, about communications and space, television, and radio.
Restaurant in Tashkent TV Tower
All visitors to the Tashkent TV tower have the opportunity to dine at a bird’s eye view. To do this, you just need to visit the two-room restaurant “Koinot”, located on the territory of the tower at an altitude of 98 to 104 meters. The peculiarity of the restaurant is that its floor rotates, opening to visitors more and more panoramas of Tashkent. The special atmosphere of the restaurant is provided by light piano music, exquisite decor, twilight and real candles on the tables.
The red hall of the restaurant offers to taste European and international cuisine at a height of 104 meters. The blue hall is known among lovers of local Uzbek and Oriental cuisine and is located at an altitude of 98 meters. The restaurant’s menu includes special delicacies and unique cocktails, while the prices here are quite affordable.
The TV tower in Tashkent is open to visitors all year round and every day, without breaks and days off, from 10 a.m. to 20 p.m. To visit the TV tower, you must present your passport (or another identification document) without fail.
- children under 7 years old (unaccompanied by parents are not allowed) and disabled people of group I – for free;
- children from 7 to 14 years old, pensioners and disabled people of group II – 15,000 soums on weekdays, 20,000 soums on weekends and holidays;
- residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan – 35,000 soums on weekdays, 40,000 soums on weekends and holidays.
It is forbidden to bring to the TV tower:
- special means of defense and defense;
- explosive and flammable substances;
- any liquids, aerosols, toxic and strongly smelling substances,
- stitching, cutting objects;
- bulky items (suitcases, backpacks, bags, boxes);
- items that can be identified as dangerous or prohibited;
A visit to the TV tower includes:
- acquaintance with the exposition devoted to the history and construction of the TV tower;
- rise on high-speed elevators to the observation deck;
- panorama of the city;
- visit the Koinot restaurant.
How to get to the Tashkent TV tower
Tashkent TV Tower is located in the Yunus-Abad district of the city, on Amir Street, and Temura, near the Bodamzar and Shakhriston metro stations (formerly Khabib Abdullaev) of the green Yunusabad line.
Buses No. 20 m, 51, 52, 61 m, 62 m, 67, 71, 72, 77 m, 91, 93, 95, 97, 102 m, 134 m, 140, 150, 152 also stop in the immediate vicinity of the TV tower , 190, 192 m (stop “Tennis Club”) and 9, 20 m, 24, 26, 50, 51, 60, 61 m, 62 m, 63, 67, 71, 72, 91, 93, 95, 102 m , 140, 152, 190, 192 m (stop “University of Information Technologies”).