It was the world's tallest abandoned structure, and was not even finished. Construction on the tower began in 1983 but was halted in 1991 after the Soviet Union collapsed. It was formerly 214 meters -700 feet- tall, with 26 floors but no lift.
Some locals of the fourth-largest city in Russia, Yekaterinburg in the Urals, are mourning the demolition of their TV tower. In their eyes it was a distinctive landmark, but an eyesore for others, who are actually more than happy to open the way for an ice hockey stadium, with seating for 15.000 fans.