Re: [HARC] Florida Tower Down in Tornado
- A tower that tall ant yet, as if fell, was contained to a specific
area. Must be engineered that way??
John Wehmer (WB9JSR) wrote:
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> What a waste of a perfectly good tower (drool). Was it really 1500
> feet tall, that is about 150 stories?
> John WB9JSR
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- FCCInfo.com gives WCFB a structure height of 491 meters. With 3.28
feet in a meter, that works out to 1610 feet. So 150 stories be accurate.
For comparison, most TV towers around here are 800-1100 feet.
But even bigger is the tower of WWTV (CBS Channel 9 in Cadillac). At
1631 feet, it is the highest structure in Michigan. A distant
relative (now retired) was an engineer there. He gave me a tour one
time and trust me, that tower is impressive even with both feet on
As for how it collapsed, Laryn posted something about a year ago
concerning a tower that was hit by a helicopter. When it was
dynamited, the guy wires wrapped around a neighboring tower and pulled
it down. The video shows both towers collapsing straight down and
folding up like a fold up wood ruler. Guessing WCFB's tower collapsed