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Gerbrandy Tower

Summary
The Gerbrandy Tower (Gerbrandytoren) is a tower in IJsselstein, the Netherlands. It is also known as Lopik tower after the nearby town. It was built in 1961. Description The Gerbrandy Tower is used for directional radio services and for FM- and TV-broadcasting. The Gerbrandy Tower consists of a concrete tower with a height of 100 meters (328') on which a guyed aerial mast is mounted. Its total height was originally 382.5 metres (1255'), but in 1987 it was reduced to 375 metres (1230'). On August 2, 2007, its analog antenna was replaced by a digital one reducing its height by another 9 metres (30'). Its height is now 366.8 metres (1203'). This tower type is a partially guyed tower, which combines a lower free standing tower antennas with an upper guyed mast. If the structure is counted as a tower, it is the tallest tower in Western Europe. The Gerbrandy Tower is not the only tower which consists of a concrete tower on which a guyed mast is set. There is one similar but smal
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