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Central Radio & TV Tower

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The Central Radio & TV Tower (; ʈʂʊ́ŋ.jáŋ.kwàŋ.pwó.tjɛ̂n.ʂɻ̩̂.tʰà) is a telecommunications- and observation tower in Beijing, China. It was the tallest structure in the city until 2018, when it was surpassed by China Zun. It is the ninth-tallest tower in the world, and has its observation deck at . The tower provides panoramic views over the city from its revolving restaurant and observation deck. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. History The tower was completed in 1992, designed by Paulus Snoeren in the late 1980s and contains broadcasting equipment for China Central Television. It is located in Beijing's Haidian District, near to the Gongzhufen metro station and Yuyuantan Park. The CCTV Headquarters is now based in Chaoyang District, designed by Rem Koolhaas in late 2009. A race to the top of the tower is held annually with two laps of the base followed by a climb of the 1,484 steps leading up to the observation deck. Floors There are
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