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    The district of Ostankino in Moscow is where the new TV centre is going up.?

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    Background: The district of Ostankino in Moscow is where the new TV centre is going up. By the 50th anniversary of the Socialist Revolution next year this centre will start broadcasting TV programs on 4 channels.

    In the meantime, work here is proceeding at a brisk pace around the clock.

    The main tower has already risen to a height of 288 metres. But soon the famous Eiffel Tower will be dwarfed by the Ostankino giant. when completed it will stand 522 metres high. The diameter at its base in 65 metres. This colossus will house the transmitters and other services, and will be powered with 4 high-speed elevators. altogether they will be able to life 56 people in 80 seconds to three panorama floors that can hold up to 400 people.

    Nearby the TV tower they are building 106,000 square metres of floorspace for studios, dressing rooms, directors' premises, editorial offices and other rooms... Altogether there will be 14 studios there. The building is almost half a kilometre long. By the middle of the summer the carcass of the building should be assembled, to followed by finishing operations and installation work.

    The centre will be equipped with the most modern apparatus - video-recorders, sound machinery and new television cameras. Special vacuum-forming machines will help in setting up the props. The TV centre in Ostankino will be the tallest and most unique building in Europe.

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