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The KNBC West Tower Is Toppled
To Make Room For A New Tower
1949

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KNBC converted from a flat-top antenna to a Franklin antenna in 1949. The west tower of the flat-top antenna was toppled to make room for the new tower. The east tower was used as a temporary antenna during the construction, and continues to stand today as KNBR’s emergency backup antenna. In these photos, one leg of the tower is cut with a torch, and the tower is pulled over with cables and a winch. Below, the tower on the ground.

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