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Tower Puzzle (a.k.a. Size Does Matter!)

A cache by FSU*Noles Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/10/2007
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

**** CACHE IS NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES ****


NORTH Coordinate Pictures:

 
 
   
   


WEST Coordinate Pictures:

 
 
   
   


Table and Key:

Code Tower's name Location Year Total height
Q CN Tower Toronto, Canada 1976 553.33m /1,815ft
D The Ostankino Tower Moscow, Russia 1967 540m / 1,771ft
K Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai, China 1995 468m / 1,535ft
F John Hancock Center Chicago, USA 1969 444m / 1,455ft
A Empire State Building New York, USA 1931 443m /1,454ft
H Menara KL Tower Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1995 421m / 1,403ft
W Tianjin Radio and Television Tower Tianjin, China 1991 368m / 1,197ft
Y Central TV Tower Beijing, China 1992 405m / 1,329ft
N Tashkent Tower Tashkent, Uzbekistan 1985 375m / 1,230ft
E Fernsehturm Berlin, Germany 1969 368m / 1,197ft
J Macau Tower Macau, China 2001 338m / 1,109ft
C Tokyo Tower Tokyo, Japan 1958 333m/1,093ft
O Sky Tower Auckland, New Zealand 1997 328m / 1,076ft
U Vilnius TV Tower Vilnius, Lithuania 1980 326.5m / 1,071ft
X Tallinn TV Tower Tallinn, Estonia 1980 314m / 1,030ft
T Sydney Tower (AMP Tower) Sydney, Australia 1981 304m / 1,000ft
Z Torre de Collserola Barcelona, Spain 1992 288m / 945ft
G Rialto Towers Melbourne, Australia 1986 270m / 886ft
L Donauturm Vienna, Austria 1964 252m / 827ft
R Seoul Tower Seoul, South Korea 1975 239.7m / 786ft
V Žižkov Television Tower Prague, Czech Republic 1992 216m / 709ft
P The Euromast Rotterdam, Netherlands 1960 185m / 607ft
S Torre Latinoamericana Mexico City, Mexico 1956 182m / 594ft
I Blackpool Tower Blackpool, United Kingdom 1894 158m / 519ft
M Olympic Stadium Montreal, Canada 1976 175m / 575ft
B Nový Most Bratislava, Slovakia 1972 95m / 311ft


On my last trip to Australia, I took a trip to the top of the Rialto Towers in order to take some night pictures of downtown Melbourne. There was a cool display there in the lobby that talked about the "World Federation of Great Towers", an association of towers and skyscrapers around the world that have observation decks open to the public. Now you too can learn about the WFGT, and take a virtual tour of some cool and interesting areas around the world!

First, solve the puzzle using the pictures and table above. If you do it right, you'll get a single-digit number for each "Code" letter in the table. Then, get the actual coordinates for the cache using the formula below, using only the ones digit of each sum. (Example: 5 + 7 = 2):

N 44° (A+B)(C+D).(E+F)(G+H)(I+J)
W 093° (K+L)(M+N).(O+P)(Q+R)(S+T)


Location, Parking, and Access

There is free and legal parking within spittin' distance of the cache. You're looking for a small cache that has room for only a few trade items. It starts out with a Red Jeep TB, a non-trackable Army Challenge Coin, and a $5 bill for the first finder. Some stealth will definitely be required...I tried to give you some cover, but use your best judgment when searching for and retrieving the cache. Thanks, and as always - have fun, and happy hunting!


Minnesota Geocaching Association

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg'f nyy va gur cvpgherf!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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