TV Towers – 8,559 Meters Politics and Architecture

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Author: Friedrich von Borries/Matthias Böttger/Florian Heilmeyer
272 Pages
with 125 collages and 125 col. Images
Softcover with flaps
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
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ISBN 978-3-86859-024-1

Date of publication: September 2009

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No other type of contemporary structure is as charged with social, economic, and political symbolism as the television tower. But how exactly are wishes, ideas of the future, and demon-strations of power implemented through architecture? How is architecture transformed via political propaganda or assimilation into everyday culture? And just how political can architecture be? On the basis of twenty-five television towers all over the world, this book presents fascinating portraits of an unusual type of building. Here, it is not only a matter of beating architectural and structural records, but also of social and political contexts at the time of building, and the towers’ situations today.

25 TV-Towers:
Stuttgarter Fernsehturm, Stuttgart
Al-Borg, Cairo
Tokyo Tower, Tokyo
Ostankino Tower, Mosckow
Avala Tower, Belgrade
Torre de Televisao, Brasilia
Berliner Fernsehturm, Berlin
Jested Tower, Liberec
Telkom Jo’Burg, Johannesburg
Canadian National Tower, Toronto
Televizijos Bokstas, Vilnius
Tashkent TV Tower, Tashkent
Riga Radio and TV Tower, Riga
Zizkov TV Tower, Prague
TV Tower Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg
Torre de Collserola, Barcelona
Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai
Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas
International Saddam Tower, Baghdad
Sky Tower, Auckland
Borj-e Milad, Tehran
Menara Jakarta, Jakarta
Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, Guangzhou
Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo