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Details for Benchmark: KU4054

N 40° 57.641 W 073° 55.360 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In BERGEN county, NJ View Original Datasheet
Designation:
ALPINE TELEVISION TOWER
Marker Type:
radio/tv tower
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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This is not just any television tower. It was the tower built by WNBC (the first licensed TV station in the country) in the late 1920s for testing and then used for the first commercial booadcasts of TV in the US. It is now owned by Columbia University. It may be ugly, but it's historic.

[Photos:]
photoKU4054 Alpine TV Tower
View looking across Route 9W towards the northwest.
photoKU4054 Alpine TV Tower

Found it.® Benchmarking with Harry.

Easy find. You can see it for miles. The driveway in from 9W is posted. Somehow, this is not what I pictured a TV tower as looking like.

[Photos:]
photoKU4054
photoKU4054 with GPS

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1938 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
01/01/1964 by CGS (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.
09/15/1995 by USPSQD (GOOD)
NO DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AVAILABLE.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in September 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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