Hi Anand, thank you very much for your visit and nice comment, greetings, Ildikó
Thank you John Dedman! As a former resident of Pier House, whose sitting room looked out onto the Albert Bridge (so wonderful at night with the lights out in our flat!) I got so tired of people identifying the bridge incorrectly as the Battersea Bridge. Ironically, it runs between Chelsea and Battersea Park, there genuinely IS a Battersea Bridge, although it is further along the Thames. It bears a similarity to the Albert Bridge, but I always thought when I saw it (I loved spending time with friends leisurely taking a boat to Hampton Court Palace on a sunny weekend day)that "if the Albert Bridge had a 'dark side', it would look like the Battersea Bridge!" I'm not saying Battersea Bridge is "ugly". Far from it. It is just painted and coloured in a way that it almost looks like an old photo negative of Albert Bridge. (Friends visiting from the States always thought (especially when viewed at night) that Albert Bridge looked "like Disneyland". I beg your pardon! Hardly!
ELEVATORS: QUICKLY ON THE WAY
In early 1996, the lifts were replaced. The new lifts make the ascend to the observation deck in just 40 seconds which is two seconds faster than their predecessors.
Both high-speed elevators move at speed of 6 m per second up to the observation floor. Each elevator can carry up to 15 passengers.
WIND LOAD: HE DOES MOVE, BUT ONLY SLIGHTLY
Many visitors wonder about how much the wind can bring the tower to vibrate. In fact, the pendulum movements of the tower are barely noticeable. The deflection of the tip of the antenna is approximately 60 cm, and at the height of the tower cafe only about 15 cm. The frequency of the vibration lies between 7 to 10 seconds.
The low rate of vibrations is achieved, through a Tilgerpendel. It consists of a 1.5-ton metal rod suspended from three steel ropes, and transfers its momentum to four hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers.
ANTENNAS: TRANSMITTING THOUGH MANY CHANNELS
The red and white antenna marks the end of the TV tower. The mast is 118 meters high, giving the TV tower its total height of 368 m.
The visible antenna mast is only the most visible part of the transmission facilities. Over the various antennas of the television tower, more than 60 radio and television programs are broadcasted. A minority of radio programs will be broadcast in analogue, the other programs are broadcast digitally.
From head to foot
Fernsehturm von Kopf bis Fuß
At any table in our restaurant the sightseeing tour is included: In an hour the Restaurant "Sphere" will make one turn about its own axis. Nowhere else will you get such a quick overview of Berlin!
With sunroof :O)
Part of The Wall? Seems to be blocking that door?
My Trabant. I didn't have to go as far to see one, though your's is much more colourful!
Nice landscape. I like.
From Valencian Country.