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  • Monday, October 30, 2006

    New TV Tower Stands 339 Meters

    The main construction of a 339-meter-high cone-shaped TV tower in Chengdu was finished on October 17th.

    The highest in western China, fourth highest in the nation and seventh highest in the world, the tower will send out TV signals to a radius of 80 kilometers, reaching 18 million people. It is hoped that the tower will serve as a symbol of Chengdu and its tourism.

    A big restaurant up 213 meters will attract visitors who want to get a bird's eye view of the city. Other entertainment facilities being constructed include a modern cinema. The exact opening date of the tower has not be determined.