Kaknästornet

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Kaknästornet
Kaknastower Stockholm view from Djurgarden.jpg
View of the tower. The Stockholm Maritime Museum in the foreground.
Alternative namesKaknäs Tower
General information
Architectural styleNeo brutalism
AddressMörka Kroken 28-30
Town or cityStockholm
CountrySweden
Coordinates59°20′06″N 018°07′35″E / 59.33500°N 18.12639°E / 59.33500; 18.12639Coordinates: 59°20′06″N 018°07′35″E / 59.33500°N 18.12639°E / 59.33500; 18.12639
Construction started1963
Completed1967
Inaugurated12 May 1967
Height155 m (509 ft)
Technical details
Floor count30
Design and construction
ArchitectHans Borgström
Bengt Lindroos
Awards and prizesTrip Advisor Award of Excellence
Website
www.kaknastornet.se

The Kaknäs tower (Swedish: Kaknästornet) 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 (509 ft) or 170 metres (560 ft) with the top antenna included. For a few years Kaknästornet was the tallest building in the Nordic countries[citation needed] 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.[1] When it was open, the tower afforded superb views of Stockholm city to the west and Stockholm archipelago to the east.

Popular culture[edit]

  • The tower appears in the SVT1 (a.k.a. Kanal1) ident from 1988. [1]

Gallery[edit]

Panoramic viewfrom Kaknästornet towards the city centre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaknästornet stängt för besökare på obestämd tid". 2018-12-25.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kaknästornet at Wikimedia Commons