Ostankino television tower is a remarkable creation of construction equipment of the 20th century. Ostankino TV-tower, the height of which in the moment of completion of its construction amounted 533,3 m, built in Moscow by the project of engineer-designer Nikolai Vasilievich Nikitina.The weight of its base - 55,000 tons tolerance of the vertices of wind 11, 65m. Today the tower is 540 meters (1999) , which is about 300 m above the building of the Moscow University on Lenin hills and 215 meters above the famous Eiffel tower in Paris. Despite this height to tip over concrete tower cannot. Its centre of gravity do not go out and never goes beyond the area of support.This area is bounded by the ring-the Foundation's diameter is 60 meters. And the center of gravity is located at an altitude of 110 meters along the axis of the tower. Inside the circumference of the Ostankino television tower from top to bottom, as strings, tensioned wire ropes. Each of the 150 ropes stretched with the power of 70 tons. In General, the body of the Ostankino tower is compressed with the strength of ten and a half thousand tons.