Construction of Tashkent TV tower had begun in 1978 and on January 15th, 1978 it began work. Its height is 375 meters which is 75 meters higher than the famous Eiffel tower. Weight of Tashkent TV tower is 6000 tons, 3000 tons less than the creation of Eiffel.
The history of the square in the center of Tashkent named after Amir Timur, the commander and founder of a huge medieval empire, began as early as in the XIX century, when Tashkent was the center of the Turkestan Military Command, composing the Russian Empire. It was established by order of general M. Chernyaev in 1882.
The Courage Monument is the symbolic monument of strength of Tashkent citizens.
On 26lh of April, 1966 as the result of a devastating earthquake (7-8 point according to the Richter’s scale) many houses, factories, cultural, medical and educational places were severely da-maged.