The Octode Ltd. since it was set up
pursues consistent policy of updating the technical base, improving the
quality and increasing the volume of the services rendered. An exclusive
part in this is assigned to the construction of a new TV & radio broadcasting
complex including an antenna tower, 258 m high.The construction will be
carried out at the technical territory of the enterprise, its total area
is six hectars and the Octode leaseholds it (for 49 years).
The key project institutes in Moscow were invited to develop the project
estimated documentation in 2000. The workshop # 8 of Moscow Institute
"Mosproject - 2" under the leadership of Mr. B.V. Paluy, an
Honoured Russian architector, is the general project organization. The
metalwork of the TV & radio tower is developed by the creative staff
under the guidance of Mr. B.V. Ostroumov, Ph. D.,engng, Melnikov Central
Research & Design Institute of Steel Building Structures, high-rise
The project was subject to the State expertise and the conclusion was
positive (# 76-175/00 of May 28, 2001).
The new TV & radio tower is designed as an open work octahedral spatial
metalwork of pipes of increased strength. It will not only provide the
necessary height of the antenna installation but due to its original constructive
design will become an architectural dominant and decoration of the North
West region of Moscow.
The stability of the construction is provided not only by constructive
metalwork but to a great extent unique foundation of increased strength.
It is a spatial frame construction of cast-in-situ concrete, 350 mm thick.
The walls are vertical disks of rigidity, they tie the lower and upper
cast-in-situ reinforced concrete bedplates and form a single stiffened
construction. Such solution allows to keep the stability of the tower
even in case of unpredictable soil shift under one of its supports.
The distance between the horizontal disks of rigidity (lower and upper
bedplates) is 4,5 m that allows to place technological premises between
them. So the foundation is at the same time a technical building of the
transmitting complex and a supporting construction of the TV & radio
The construction of the new TV & radio broadcasting complex is planned
to start this year.