Minister Arslan visited the construction of Çamlıca TV-Radio Tower: Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan said, “On the one hand, we run tests, and on the other hand, we do new works as we progress. Our prediction is to definitely finish this year and put it into service. If there is no extraordinary failure, we will have put this place into service before the end of this year. Our 80 radios will be able to broadcast more quality here. ” said.
Arslan, the ongoing construction of the ongoing Çamlıca TV-Radio Tower found. Arslan, who received information from the authorities about the last stage of construction, made a statement to journalists after the examination.
Arslan, who gave information about the technical features of the tower, stated that the tower with a height of 221 meters reached the top of the tower and gave the following information:
“The wall thickness of the tower starts at 120 centimeters, goes down to 60 centimeters at the top, and on top of it will be the 165-meter steel construction that carries the antenna. Its total height will be 369 meters from the ground. As of today, we have completed the 221-meter concrete parts completely, and we have manufactured the 165-meter steel antenna section that will come on it in 12 pieces. Each piece is pulled up and the other piece is added to it.
After the welding of all 12 pieces is finished inside, we will pull it up again, we will assemble it on the concrete tower completely. Finally, we will mount a steel assembly that carries 23,5 meters of final antennas on it, so that we will have an altitude of 369 meters. We will make a dress with a tulip motif, which is the symbol of Istanbul, coming from the Ottoman times to the present around the concrete parts. He is composed of 15 pieces, we will complete the tower by dressing 3 pieces of 13,5 floors each, about 15 meters high from the outside. ”
“We started the processes for 80 radio broadcasts”
Arslan stated that the building was very special and that the materials used were selected specially. Although it was planned to be completed before the end of June, it was said that it took a lot of time to determine the materials used, to carry out the tests and to determine the conformity.
Arslan stated that the other stages of the studies took certain times and gave the following information:
“In addition, although we had previously envisaged to carry a smaller number of radios here, within the framework of our work with RTÜK, 80 FM radio had to be placed in order to broadcast here, we started the processes related to it. We made our orders from abroad, the process of manufacturing, arriving and placing them has been completed.
Transmitters and combiners also arrived. As the steel construction is finished, we will assemble them inside. Then, when the 10-day testing process is over, we will have installed transmitters where they can broadcast to 80 radios. We conduct this together with RTÜK. Once RTÜK completes its processes for digital broadcasting, we are preparing the infrastructure for this place to be suitable for digital broadcasting as well. When RTÜK finishes its digital publishing operations in the future, broadcasting can be made here with much higher quality and efficiency since the infrastructure here will also be suitable for digital broadcasting. ”
“We will build a second tower in Istanbul”
Arslan, who said that they aimed to remove the towers that disrupt the silhouette of Istanbul and create visual pollution, said that the first TRT tower will remain in the region in the first stage, and that the TRT tower on Çamlıca Hill will be completely destroyed after the second tower to be built.
Reminding that the TRT tower consists of 49 floors, Minister Arslan explained that there will be a viewing terrace on the 33rd and 34th floors and a restaurant on the 39th and 40th floors. Underlining that these two venues will be able to see all of Istanbul 360 degrees, Arslan said that visitors can watch Istanbul from above.
Arslan stated that there will be two separate elevators on both sides of the tower, one of them panoramic views of the Black Sea and one of the historical peninsula, and that it is planned to host approximately 4,5 million visitors here annually.
On the planned end date, Arslan said, “On the one hand, we run tests, and on the other hand, we do new things as we step up. Our prediction is to definitely finish this year and put it into service. If there is no extraordinary failure, we will have put this place into service before the end of this year. Our 80 radios will be able to broadcast more quality here. ” gave information.
Arslan said that they supported the cost for the donors and combiners through a company established by PTT as the ministry, and said that they would be able to make the broadcasts by making the payments of the radio broadcasters by spreading them to the appropriate conditions and time.