kids encyclopedia robot

Channel 9 TV Tower facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Channel 9 TV Tower
Willoughby Tower.JPG
General information
Status Complete
Type Steel lattice television tower
Location Sydney
Coordinates 33°48′42″S 151°11′45″E / 33.81167°S 151.19583°E / -33.81167; 151.19583
Completed 1965
Height 233 m (765 ft)

The Channel 9 TV Tower also known as the Willoughby Tower or the TCN-9 TXA TV Tower, is a free-standing lattice tower with square cross section. TCN, the Sydney flagship television station of the Nine Network in Sydney, Australia has its broadcast transmitter located on this tower. The tower has a base width of 112 feet and 347 tons of steel were used in its construction.

Built in 1965, the tower stands 233m (765 ft) tall and is the tallest free-standing lattice tower in Australia. The tower was the tallest structure in Sydney until the Sydney Tower was completed in 1981. It remains a prominent landmark in the Willoughby, New South Wales area. The tower is scheduled to be demolished due to relocation of TCN to North Sydney.

kids search engine
Channel 9 TV Tower Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.