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Belconnen towers felled

The three 600ft towers at Belconnen Naval Transmitting Station have stood over the skyline of the north-west suburban fringe of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory since 1938, providing the support for the 44kHz VLF top-loaded vertical antenna. Gradually the suburbs have enclosed it, and another station several hundred kilometers away recently replaced this facility.

At 3.24pm and 4.07pm on Wednesday 20 December 2006 the western, and central and eastern towers respectively, were felled when explosives cut guy wires on one side and the other two sets of guys pulled the tower between them.

Videos of this event are online, each only about 2MB, on at:

Tower 1 (72s)

Towers 2&3 (63s)

A still of the towers collapsing is at Wikipedia's entry on


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