Interactive Museum of the Ostankino TV Tower
Photos and text by Peter Ushanov
Recently, a new multimedia museum has opened in the Ostankino Tower, which tells about the history of the tower, allows you to visit the meteolaboratory and listen to music generated by the wind, shows all the sights of Moscow, seen from the observation room and ... much more.
1. On the first floor of the tower there is an experimental laboratory and a museum for the construction of the Ostankino television tower. Experimental laboratory receives a lot of different data from the tower in real time, processes them and presents the results of calculations in an interesting form to visitors. Although the tower does not accept visitors at night, the experimental lab receives and processes data 24/7/365.
I must say that all modules installed in the tower are not covered here. A lot of them. It is better to come and see for yourself)
2. Meteorobot processes and displays all weather data. If you didn't know, thenOstankino Tower removes weather readings at 8 altitudes. All readings can be seen here. By the way, some photos may differ from what is now working in the tower. The fact is that the multimedia complex is constantly evolving.
3. These 2 modules tell about the wind and thunderstorms - two, perhaps, the most significant weather phenomena for the Ostankino tower. You can see what trajectory the tower spire goes (you know that the tower almost never stands strictly vertically?) Under the influence of the wind, and you can find out how many lightnings were in the Moscow region and where they happened.
4. This module allows you to listen to music generated by the wind. Beautiful three-dimensional visualization and explanatory text will help to figure out how it works.
5. And this big module will help to understand the TV channels broadcast by the tower. Here you can also sort the channels according to different ratings, which are compiled by independent organizations and constantly updated in this module. And the next screen (behind the girls on the left) will allow you to rank the TV channels yourself.
6. What would be the Ostankino tower, if pressed on the ground, how are you? And next is an interactive column,telling about the weather standards for Moscow. On one of its sides, dedicated to humidity, you can even draw on the misted glass.
7. If the experimental laboratory is located to the left of the entrance to the tower, then to the right is an interactive museum telling about the construction of the tower and the 50 years of its history.
8. The central module here is a console built into the timeline of history telling about special construction equipment used on the tower, the main materials from which the tower is built, and also showing the construction progress in the form of a three-dimensional time-lapse.
9. Previously, programs were aired with the help of such consoles)
10. Another interesting module - 15 cool, but little-known facts about the construction of the tower.
11. These 3 modules - 50 years of the history of the tower, the main people in the history of the construction of the tower and 110 years of Nikitin - show unique archival documents and photographs, many of which are published for the first time.
12. And of courseobservation deck. Now it is interesting even in cloudy weather. 10 interactive tables (5 in the photo, the same 5 are still on the other side of the lookout) will show a 360-degree panorama with all the landmarks noted,show beautiful views of the tower and how they look at different times of the day (timelaps that you can control), tell about the most significant TV towers in our country and let you know what famous people were in different years on the tower.
13. Here is a 360 degree panorama.
14. Have you ever thought that across Russia there are thousands of television towers? They just are not like Ostankino.
15. There is a module that tells about all the towers in the World Federation of High-rise Towers. By the way, the Ostankino Tower was one of the founders of this federation in 1989.
The first name is “All-Union Radio and Television Transmitting Station. 50th anniversary of October. Ostankino TV Tower is the highest construction in Europe and Russia.