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Gliwice Radio Tower by ravi155 Gliwice Radio Tower by ravi155
Some facts:

The Gliwice Radio Tower is the transmission tower of the Gliwice, Upper Silesia, Poland, radio station.

It is an 118-metre high (including the 8 metre long spire on its top) construction of impregnated larch wood framework. The tower was nicknamed "the Silesian Eiffel Tower" by the local population, although the similarities are minor.

For access to its top, there is a ladder with 365 steps.

Gliwice Radio Tower is perhaps the tallest wooden structure in the world. It is designed to carry aerials for medium wave broadcasting, but the transmitter is not in service any more.

Little history:

On 31 August 1939, the Germans staged a "Polish" attack on Gleiwitz radio station, which was later used as justification for the Invasion of Poland. The transmission facility was not demolished in World War II. From 4 October 1945, until the inauguration of the new transmitter in Ruda Śląska in 1955, the Gliwice transmitter was used for medium wave broadcasting of the Polish Broadcasting Company. After 1955, the transmitter was used as a jammer against medium wave transmitters broadcasting Western Polish-language programmes, e.g. Radio Free Europe.
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cytozyna Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
trudno jest zrobić zdjęcie naszej radiostacji, ale to ujęcie mi się podoba. : )
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ravi155 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Dziękuję ślicznie pięknej gliwiczance : )
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SyphonLetter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
:clap:Really amazing work friend :clap:
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ravi155 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Thanks!
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Grabby-the-weasel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Photographer
i love this. the angle is so perfect. great photo.
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ravi155 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Thanks!
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Grabby-the-weasel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Photographer
welcome.
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ravi155 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Thank U so much ! :*
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MICHAELHARRISON1990 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
congratulations this picture has been featured here [link] Hope you have a good day now :D
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