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The China Central Television (CCTV) Tower is the tallest structure in Beijing, China. It has an observation deck at 238 metres (781 ft), and the tip of its antenna reaches a height of 405 metres (1,329 ft). It provides panoramic views over the city from its restaurant and observation deck. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. It also rotates.
The tower was built in 1992, and contains broadcasting equipment for China Central Television. It is located in Beijing's Haidian District, near to the Gongzhufen metro station and Yuyuantan Park. It was superseded by new headquarters in Chaoyang District, designed by Rem Koolhaas in late 2009.
A race to the top of the tower is held annually, with two laps of the base followed by a climb of the 1484 steps leading up to the observation deck.