Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said, “(Küçük Çamlıca TV-Radio Tower) Process will accelerate again with spring. We refrain from giving history. The wind we gave earlier did not allow us. Our goal is to finish this hope this year. ” said.
Arslan, Küçük Çamlıca TV-Radio Tower construction found.
After the investigations, journalists gave information about the last point reached in the studies and pointed out that the wind does not operate the tower crane and lifts the tower in 30 km / h.
Drawing attention to the fact that a symbolic work was brought to Istanbul, Arslan gave the following information:
“The highest antenna with a reinforced concrete height of 221 meters, formed by 144,5 meters of steel construction antennas on which we call it spine, which will be 23 meters, when we put all of them on top of each other, we are talking about a height of 387 meters. If you consider the height of this 387 meters and 118 meters above sea level, when you climb to the top of the tower, we will be able to see all over Istanbul.
We do not make this tower as a symbol for Istanbul, to show the visitors an exquisite view. We are building this tower in order to eliminate the visual pollution caused by the TV and radio transmitters originating from the antennas in Istanbul and to see this work with a single antenna and a single tower instead. ”
Explaining that they want to install other functions during the making of such a masterpiece, Arslan explained that one of them is the viewing terraces on the 33rd and 34th floors, which are 366,5 meters and 371 meters above sea level.
Indicating that the guests coming from here can watch Istanbul, Arslan said that there will be restaurants on the 39th and 40th floors, which will be 393,5 meters and 398 meters above sea level.
“There are long and must follow processes”
Minister Arslan said that the tower would be composed of 49 floors, 4 floor would be under the ground and the rest would be at the top.
“In the 12-meter steel construction consisting of 144,5 pieces, we finished 144,5 meters by taking each piece into the concrete block and adding it on top of each other. After adding the 23,5 meter spine on it, we pull it up. Those who saw it for a long time after the concrete block was finished, were perceived as if there was no work done here, but it should be known that the steel construction on it was manufactured by adding exactly 200 thousand tons inside.
The upper part of the 221-meter concrete block and the 31-meter part have been taken out. Which will be 31 meters long with this 144,5 meters 23 meters steel construction plus 167 meters spine. While carrying out these pulling operations, constructions that can be visited on the one in 24 meters, which we call cheers, are made. Each of these can be boiled by two people, and if you want, you cannot stack too many people there. ”
This work is done while the rings to connect the antenna again, every 1 meters in the ring in the steel structure is mounted on the output after the source was made by specifying, said:
“So there are processes that are long and must follow each other. You do not have the chance to do many things at the same time, you can do them in a certain period. Since the work done inside is not visible from the outside, there is a perception that nothing is being done, but it should be known that a very serious work is being done inside. And as this 200-ton construction goes up, there is also a 200-ton counterweight below it. We raise a weight of 400 tons. After this thousand 400 tons of weight goes up completely and the processes are finished, a reinforced concrete operation with a thickness of 2,5 meters will be made underneath. When this flooring is made and the assembly of the concrete is completed, we will reduce the 200 tons weight we call the balance weight back. ”
“We can work as long as the weather permits”
Underlining that an important job has been done, Arslan said that there is a series of transactions that should follow each other while doing such an important job. "Because of that, it goes too hard, it seems." Arslan said that the wind should allow us to carry such a mass at such a height.
When the wind speed 30 km / hour, the current lift and tower cranes are not working, noting that Arslan, found the following evaluations:
“So we have to wait. We can work as the weather permits. Although we worked outside during the winter period, we did not have much chance to work outside. Let's emphasize it especially. Hopefully, the processes will accelerate again with spring. Our goal is to end this year, hopefully. The wind we gave earlier did not allow us. We refrain from giving history. ”
“We will start the outer dressing from above and finish down”
Minister Arslan stated that the exterior of the tower had a different structure and showed the model of the tower and said:
“Depending on the external appearance, we will also dress the reinforced concrete part. We make the first 4 floors below, mount them together, then pull up. Then we assemble the second 3 floors below, pull it up and mount it on the top part. Then we will do the same operation on a downstairs, pull up and mount. Finally, we will mount the next 5 floors. As in other constructions, we will start from above and finish downward instead of bottom up. We will have two panoramic elevators on both sides. With these lifts, we will be able to take our guests to both the cruise and restaurant floors.
Our expectation from here is to bring 4.5 million Istanbul residents or our guests coming to Istanbul to this tower and show Istanbul to them. We will not only gather the transmitters in a single tower, we will eliminate the visual pollution, we will provide a much higher quality publishing service, and we will add value to the silhouette of Istanbul by hosting our guests coming to Istanbul here. ”
“FM / Radios will be moved in the first place”
Minister Arslan, wishing convenience to those working in construction, said, “They are doing the first job in the world. They raise a steel construction weighing 400 tons over reinforced concrete of 220 meters. While doing this, they do it step by step and proceed through each other as if they were digging a well with a needle. I hope we will finish and put it into service and eliminate the transmitters in Büyük Çamlıca and hopefully eliminate that visual pollution. ” he spoke.
According to the information given in the meeting, FM / Radios will be moved to the first stage when the tower is completed and the television will be moved after switching to digital broadcasting. The tower aims to eliminate electromagnetic pollution by combining frequencies.