Dudelange Radio Tower

Summary

The Dudelange Radio Tower is a 285-meter (935 ft) high[1] freestanding steel framework FM radio and television transmission tower, also called a lattice tower, with a triangular cross section located near Dudelange in Luxembourg. When completed in 1957 the Dudelange Radio Tower was the tallest structure in Luxembourg and the fourth tallest lattice tower in the world after the Tokyo, Eiffel and KCTV towers. It remains the tallest freestanding structure in Luxembourg today and the 5th tallest structure overall in the country.[2]

Dudelange Radio Tower
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Dudelange Radio Tower is located in Luxembourg
Dudelange Radio Tower
General information
StatusComplete, Rebuilt
TypeSteel lattice television tower
LocationDudelange
Coordinates49°27′48″N 6°05′45″E / 49.46333°N 6.09583°E / 49.46333; 6.09583
Completed1957
Height285 m (935 ft)

Plane CrashEdit

On 31 July 1981, a Belgian (Mirage IIIE) military aircraft crashed into the tower at mid-height, tearing down the upper section of the tower. The pilot did not survive the crash, additionally debris from the tower also fell on a nearby house and tragically killed two broadcast engineers who lived there. The tower was reconstructed the following year.[3]

 
Dudelange tower immediately post accident

StationsEdit

RadioEdit

FM stations that transmit from the Dudelange Radio Tower include the following[4]

Callsign/Name Frequency Format Owner
RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg 88.90
RTL Radio 93.30
Radio 100.7 100.70

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tour Hertzienne de Dudelange Dudelange Radio Tower, Dudelange". SkyscraperPage.com. 1981-07-30. Retrieved 2022-05-02.
  2. ^ "Diagrams". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2022-05-02.
  3. ^ "Dudelange Radio Tower, Dudelange | 1224468". Emporis. 1981-07-31. Retrieved 2022-05-02.
  4. ^ http://radiomap.eu/lu/letzebuerg[bare URL]

External linksEdit

  • Dudelange Transmitter at Structurae
  • http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b45490
  • https://theantennasite.com/countries/luxembourg/dudelange-ginzebierg.html