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Sljeme TV Tower-3

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TV Tower on Sljeme, which is a highest peak (1033 meter) of Medvednica mountain near Zagreb, is a 169 meter tall TV tower built of reinforced concrete. On September 16th 1991, during the Croatian War of Independence, the tower was a target of a Yugoslav army air attack. The guided missile hit the tower and caused a significant damage to the TV equipment and temporarily interrupted the broadcast.

On the northern slopes of Medvednica there is a winter sports center. The total slope length is about 4 500 meters, with 2 ski lifts (the White and the Green Slope), as well as a three-seat ski lift on the Red Slope with a total capacity of 3300 skiers per hour. The Red Slope is equipped with a snowmaking and night illumination systems

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagreb_TV_Tower

http://www.sljeme-skijanje.com/index.php?s=route&l=en

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