The Television Tower was constructed by the foothills of the Kopet Mountains near Ashgabat, 1,020 meters above sea level, and was inaugurated in 2011 during celebrations to mark the 20th year of Turkmenistan’s independence.
Designed to stand at a height of 211 meters in order to commemorate this date, the glorious structure can be seen from all over the capital and, thanks to its star with a surface area of 3,240 m², has been given a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest architectural structure in the world in this form.
The large body of the Television Tower with an enclosed construction site of 61,000 m² and a landscaped area of 50,000 m² is a symbol of the steadfast traditions of the Turkmen state. The tower has an observation deck at a height of 150 meters and a rotating restaurant at 142 meters. The building also houses 13 television studios of varying sizes, 13 rooms for video mixing, audio and video editing rooms, an archive, scenery workshops and storage facilities, a 250-capacity conference hall and an indoor parking lot. The television tower is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and currently hosts six television and five radio channels.
The Television Tower project was named the best project in the “Public Architecture” category of the 2012 European Property Awards, along with the Wedding Palace.