Shukhov Radio Tower

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Shukhov Radio Tower is a famed hyperbolic structure designed by Russian architect and inventor Vladimir Shukhov. The vertical wire mesh structure was erected in Moscow's Ulitsa Shabolovka (Shabolovka Street) in 1922. It was meant to transmit radio signals, but instead began to transmit television signals in 1939. Shukhov was an internationally renowned engineer, who invented and patented the hyperboloid construction principle at the end of the 19th century. Steel wire-mesh shell towers, built according to Shukhov's principle, exist in the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Japan.