Orlando’s massive TV tower came crashing down in 1973

At more than 560 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower and nearly 230 feet taller than the Empire State Building, the Bithlo TV tower was called the tallest structure on the planet at one point.  But as workers were preparing to install an an antenna for educational station WMFE-Channel 24  on June 8, 1973, the tower collapsed into a massive pile of steel and wires. A structural failure was cited as the cause.

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