The transmitter tower at Emley Moor

Looking from Emley Moor, between Wakefield and Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, on a exceptionally cold, clear evening. The giant concrete TV transmission tower at Emley Moor is the UK’s tallest freestanding structure, and photos can’t do justice to the sheer enormity of it. Its predecessor, a smaller steel tower, came to an ignominious end in the winter of 1969 when it succumbed to an unfortunate combination of low frequency oscillations and accumulated weight of ice on it. This version is built to withstand even the most extreme conditions, and can be seen from over 30 miles away on a clear day.

Click below for a fullscreen 360° view of the scene in Flash or QuickTime format, locate the scene in Google Earth, or view the Wikipedia article on this site.

Click below for a fullscreen 360° view of the scene in Flash or QuickTime format, locate the scene in Google Earth, or view the Wikipedia article on this site.

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