The Yekaterinburg TV Tower and city’s landmark with a height of 220 m was demolished by a controlled explosion.
The TV Tower was believed to be the tallest incomplete structure in the world. It was built in 1983, but never became operational. Nevertheless, it became a kind of city’s symbol and a number of supporters tried to change the decision.
The place will be used for the construction of a new sport arena with a capacity of 15,000 visitors.
The explosion event attracted people all over the country. Travel agencies noted an sales increase of flight tickets to Yekaterinburg of 18% in days before.