Construction began last week on the replacement Radio Tower. Radio towers are fascinating structures that have played a crucial role in shaping the way we communicate and stay connected over long distances. They are not only engineering marvels but also symbols of the human desire to reach out and communicate with others across great distances.
We’re so excited about this repair, we wanted to share a few fun facts about radio towers.
- Height Records: The tallest radio tower ever built was the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota, USA, which stood at a staggering height of 2,063 feet (628.8 meters). However, it was surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree in Japan, which stands at 2,080 feet (634 meters) and serves as both a radio and television broadcasting tower.
- Magnetic Field Influence: Radio towers can have a magnetic influence on their surroundings. Birds and certain animals sometimes use the Earth’s magnetic field for navigation, and tall structures like radio towers can disrupt their natural navigation abilities.
- Multiple Antennas: Radio towers often have multiple antennas installed at different heights. Each antenna serves a specific purpose, such as broadcasting radio or television signals, providing wireless internet connectivity, or facilitating two-way communication.
Please note that during construction, we will be limiting access to the North Parking lot, and having all employees and visitors enter the building through the South entrance. During this period, all areas of the building are open for use. However, do not exit the building through the North doors.