Learn About the History of the ‘Three Sisters’ Arlington Radio Towers

Radio TowersIn this week’s episode, Historical Markers takes viewers to Radio, Va. Located at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Courthouse Road, the towers were built to launch the Navy’s effort to establish a worldwide communications network. The towers were the second largest man-made structure in the world behind only the Eiffel Tower, with the tallest of the three standing a full 45 feet higher than the Washington Monument.

Watch this short video about the radio towers and use #APSHistoricalMarkers to respond to and ask questions about its history. The Historical Markers video series, produced by APS, highlights just a few of the more than 80 historical markers highlighting important sites in Arlington’s past to engage students in learning about local history. For more information about the videos, visit https://aps2016.apsva.us/aetv/historical-markers-video-series.

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