The tower at 31st Street and Grand Avenue was built by what was then KCMO-TV. It was billed as the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower (no guy wires) and began transmitting a signal in February 1956. The tower reportedly cost $420,000 at the time and is comprises more than 600 tons of steel fastened together with 26,000 bolts.
The tower at 31st Street and Grand Avenue was built by what was then KCMO-TV. It was billed as the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower (no guy wires) and began transmitting a signal in February 1956. The tower reportedly cost $420,000 at the time and is comprises more than 600 tons of steel fastened together with 26,000 bolts. File photo by Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
The tower at 31st Street and Grand Avenue was built by what was then KCMO-TV. It was billed as the world’s tallest self-supporting steel tower (no guy wires) and began transmitting a signal in February 1956. The tower reportedly cost $420,000 at the time and is comprises more than 600 tons of steel fastened together with 26,000 bolts. File photo by Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com