Kaknäs Tower

Local nameKaknästornet
LocationSveriges Landskap, Sweden

The Kaknäs tower is a TV tower in Gärdet in Stockholm, Sweden. The tower is a major hub of Swedish television, radio and satellite broadcasts. It was finished in 1967, designed by architect Bengt Lindroos, and the height is 155 metres or 170 metres with the top antenna included. For a few years Kaknästornet was the tallest building in the Nordic countries until Näsinneula was opened in Tampere, Finland in 1971. It was surpassed in 2005 by the Turning Torso in Malmö. The tower is owned by the national Swedish broadcasting company Teracom. Its name comes from the ancient name of the area, Kaknäs.

The tower used to be open to the public, with an information centre/gift shop, indoor and outdoor observation decks as well as a restaurant, but has now been permanently closed to the public since late-2018 due to safety and security concerns. When it was open, the tower afforded superb views of Stockholm city to the west and Stockholm archipelago to the east.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaknästornet

Address (Unnamed Road), Stockholm, Sweden

Coordinates 59°20'6.129" N 18°7'36.292" E

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