After the mission Pirate Broadcast.
|Settlement in Panau|
|Type||The highest skyscraper in Panau and HQ of Panau Broadcasting Company.|
|Missions that take place here||Pirate Broadcast and|
Race challenge: PBC Plunge
The PBC (Panau Broadcasting Company) Tower is a Skyscraper in the middle of Bandar Baru Nipah. It dominates the skyline, so it should be easy to locate. It's located a few kilometres north of the Berawan Besar Mountains and right in between the two branches of the northern mouth of the Sungai Sejuk River.
The PBC Tower is the highest building in Panau.
According to real world skyscraper height measurement rules, antennas and masts are not counted as parts of the building, unless they're listed separately. So in the real world (as of April 2013), it would be the third tallest skyscraper in the world - the tallest being the Burj Khalifa at 828 m, and the second tallest the Abraj Al Bait tower in Mekka.
The Panau Military is always guarding the tower tops, usually near the antennas. There are a few grunts and one elite soldier walking around. They sometimes follow Rico off the tower and as they have no parachute, will always fall to their death. Using dual Grappling is an effective way to throw these enemies off the edge.
|The highest point - the red lights.||596 m.|
|The big satellite dish.||590 m.|
|The satellite dish platform after the mission Pirate Broadcast.||576 m.|
|The roof.||560 m.|
It has a large base area consisting of four cylinder-like shapes which rise up most of the way and then close down into a single smaller cylinder-like shape, that doesn't really go much higher than the base.
It's the headquarters of the Panau Broadcasting Company and its top is used as a television and radio broadcasting antenna. The building probably contains a lot of television and radio studios. The building is also featured in the mission Pirate Broadcast.
It was built in the 21st Century, after Pandak Panay took power of Panau. The city didn't exist before the tower was erected - it was just some fields and a forest along the highway. Once the tower and the city were built, the Nipah valley became one of the highest growing regions in Panau, also housing two other cities: Kota Pantai Kuala and Pekan Lalang Liar. The tower itself became the new HQ for the Panau Broadcasting Company, which used to be stationed in the Burj Panau. The Burj Panau was built during Papa Panay's regime.
The height and area of this tower makes BASE jumping a common activity when at the top of the building. There is even a race challenge; PBC Plunge. The very top of the tower, the top of a radar dish, is a great way to see where to BASE-jump to. Unfortunately the building is not higher than 1km, so no achievements can be achieved here.
- The PBC Tower is the only notable skyscraper in Pelaut Archipelago.
- Despite it's size, it doesn't have any vehicles on top.
- Except for the ground level, most of the tower is a restricted area.
- It is common to see planes crashing into the PBC Tower.
- When extracted to Bandar Baru Nipah, Rico will sometimes hit the tower and be killed on impact.
- This building is based on a real building in Los Angeles. The real building is much lower and has no satellite antennas. The final action sequence of the 2002 movie "Showtime" takes place there.