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Changing the Lightbulb Atop A 2000 Foot Tall HDTV Tower (Video)

This TV tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower (1063 ft), the Empire State Building (1453 ft), and the Sears Tower (1730 ft).

High Altitude Bulb Change

Here’s something you don’t see every day. Nick Wagner from National Tower Controls, LLC climbing a 1999 foot TV tower to inspect the digital antenna for it’s annual inspection.

Its a harrowing 3 hour climb with only a safety harness and 8 inch steel pegs to grab hold to as he scales the very tip top of the tower to replace the FAA mandated beacon strobe light. We get a literal bird’s eye view through Nick’s helmet mounted camera.

To put that into perspective, this tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower (1063 ft), the Empire State Building (1453 ft), and the Sears Tower (1730 ft).

Perhaps someday in the distant future, these lights may be fitted for drone assisted replacement bulbs. Until then, its guys like Nick who keep the tower lights on while we watch our free OTA from the comfort of our living room.

Man, now I gotta climb back down this thing!
Hey, can somebody down there flip the switch already!

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