... or terrorist sabotage?
|WLHR-FM Radio Tower Lavonia, GA, USA||January 30, 2010||Guyed steel lattice mast||86 m||Sabotage||Guyed wires cut|
someone cut the supporting wires. Just fives hours later in Washington state near Everett, two KRKO radio towers 349 and 199 feet tall were knocked down by a bulldozer where vandals left "ELF" messages suggesting they were environmental extremists from the Earth Liberation Front. The FBI stated there was no connection between the events on either side of the continent, stating "There was the coincidence of timing, but it appears at this time that this was an act of vandalism and nothing more sinister than that".
|Peterborough, Great Britain||October 30, 2004||Guyed steel lattice mast||163 m||Fire (suspected vandalism)||Temporary replacement mast constructed shortly thereafter. New permanent mast entered full service in February 2006|
|One World Trade Center broadcast tower, New York City, NY||September 11, 2001||Truses and Axis||526.3 m||Terrorist attack||Tower was destroyed as a result of a terrorist attack in which a commercial airliner rammed into the side of the building causing it and the broadcast tower to collapse under its own weight.|
|WNWI 1080-Towers, Oak Lawn (Chicago), Illinois, USA||July 9, 2000||Guyed steel lattice mast||61 m||Sabotage||Two towers collapsed|
December 6, 1982 a 1,800 ft tower television tower near Houston fell when a guy wire snapped, killing five and injuring 3 others. source: The Day New London Conn Dec 13, 1982
|Senior Road Tower, Missouri City, Texas, USA||1982||Guyed steel lattice mast||569.8 m||Guy wire severed||Total collapse during installation of 6-ton FM antenna on new 1800 ft. tower. 5 technicians killed, 3 on the hoist and 2 on the tower. Determined insufficient sized bolts on the makeshift lifting lug extension failed. The falling debris severed one of the tower's guy wires which caused the tower to whip back and forth and collapse, video here.|
|TV Mast Brest - Roc Trédudon||February 1974||Guyed steel lattice mast||?||Terrorism|
|Villebon-sur-Yvette, France||December 10, 1961||Guyed steel lattice mast||?||Terrorism|
|Nicosia, Cyprus||1955||sabotage||Destroyed by EOKA rebels|
Videos of radio tower collapse