|The Long Ta (also known as Dragon Tower) (Chinese: 龙塔, Pinyin: lóng tǎ) in Harbin, China is a tall tower of lattice steel used for communication. It was built in 2000 and rises to 336 m (1102 ft).|
The Long Ta Tower, Heilongjiang Broadcast and TV Tower, 336 meters high, ranks the 2nd highest in the world and the highest in Asia. It is a comprehensive multifunctional tower that integrates transmission of broadcast and TV, tourism, sightseeing, food and beverage service, advertisement propagation, environmental and meteorological monitoring, microwave telecommunication and wireless communication together. The total building area of the Dragon Tower is 16,600 square meters. The tower base consists of the underground floor and the first four floors above ground. The base is made into a spherical crown. The tower body is built into a regular octagon. The tower appears to be a parabola. The tower halls are located from 181m to 206m, consisting of a flying saucer in the bottom and a ball-shape hall on the top. The antenna is installed in elevation of 220.5m to 6m. The Dragon Tower is awarded the title of Grade-AAAA tourist scene by the State Tourism administration. It has become the landmark scene of Harbin and even Heilongjiang Province, and attracts world people’s attention.