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See Europe’s highest tower covered with ice and snow01:26

See Europe’s highest tower covered with ice and snow

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 15, 2021 at 20:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Layers of ice were seen stuck to Moscow’s Ostankino Tower due to cold weather, on Friday.

As -24 Celsius (-11.2 Fahrenheit) temperatures hit Moscow this week, the 540 metre (1,771 feet) tall tower began to resemble an icy ship crossing the Arctic Ocean.

“It happens because of the low cloud, steam, and ice crystals from the clouds. It settles on cold metal constructions, fast turning to thick frost,” the TV tower engineer Pavel Razin told Ruptly.

The cold conditions don't impact the everyday work of the tower and TV station, he added. As soon as low clouds go away and the sun starts shining, the tower with be back to its normal look.

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Layers of ice were seen stuck to Moscow’s Ostankino Tower due to cold weather, on Friday.

As -24 Celsius (-11.2 Fahrenheit) temperatures hit Moscow this week, the 540 metre (1,771 feet) tall tower began to resemble an icy ship crossing the Arctic Ocean.

“It happens because of the low cloud, steam, and ice crystals from the clouds. It settles on cold metal constructions, fast turning to thick frost,” the TV tower engineer Pavel Razin told Ruptly.

The cold conditions don't impact the everyday work of the tower and TV station, he added. As soon as low clouds go away and the sun starts shining, the tower with be back to its normal look.