I have a 190 foot tall am/fm radio tower I need to take down. Taking it down with big enough crane and manlifts and a torque crew will be quite expensive. It is a guyed lattice tower that if necessary I will let fall over by disconnecting one of the guys. Then of course the tower will be scrap. Any other ideas?

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    $\begingroup$ You need construction and safety advice, not radio or radio technology advice. $\endgroup$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Mar 3 at 13:10
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    $\begingroup$ Can't agrue with that. Thought perhaps someone here may have had a experience with this type of situation. Also thought the tower may be of interest to someone before I let it fall and scrap it. Maybe this isn't the right forum. $\endgroup$ Mar 3 at 13:37
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    $\begingroup$ Seeing as, in the US, the license exams have several Qs relating to tower safety, I think this is an appropriate question. $\endgroup$
    – webmarc
    Mar 3 at 14:22
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    $\begingroup$ There are companies and individuals that specialize in tower work; you should contact one. BTW cranes and helicopters are used to erect such towers, but there is also a fixture known as a gin pole. It gets bolted onto a tower section, and it has a vertical pole with a pulley on top. To take down a tower one could be bolted to the second-highest section, and then a cable goes over the pulley and gets attached to the top section. The other end of the cable is attached to a winch on the ground. The bolts attaching the top section are loosened, and the section is winched to the ground. $\endgroup$
    – rclocher3
    Mar 3 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ Have you considered becoming a ham operator and repurposing the tower for your antenna(s)? (Would also work for Short Wave Listening hobby). $\endgroup$ Mar 9 at 20:43